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A much better international system of information exchange and intelligence sharing needs to be devised to prevent terrorists from evading capture, simply by crossing national borders.
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After September 11th, there was international recognition that the problem of terrorism was not confined to Afghanistan.
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Broadly speaking, Pakistan knows where al Qaeda and the Taliban are.
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For the agenda of globalization, Cancun was a disappointment.
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Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
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I am confident that the momentum in our bilateral relations will be sustained by our deepening political understanding and the expanding range of our economic interactions.
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I did not rule out the possibility of war with Pakistan. Until the last minute, we were hoping that wiser counsels would prevail and there would be no confrontation.
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I would also like to point out to the President of Pakistan that he should not confuse the legitimate aspiration for equality of nations with outmoded concepts of military parity.
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If Pakistan implements the assurances given to us, a new beginning can be made.
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In India, we still have an opportunity to prevent the AIDS epidemic from becoming as widespread and devastating as we see in Africa today.
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In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
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India has been fighting terrorism for two decades. There was a recognition that terrorism is a worldwide menace and must be tackled.
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It is Pakistan's responsibility to stop terrorists from disturbing the elections.
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No meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
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No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism.
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Once a dialogue resumes, it is for India and Pakistan to resolve issues between them to mutual satisfaction.
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Once this terrorism ends, India would be happy to resume its dialogue with Pakistan on all aspects of bilateral relations.
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Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
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Our relations need further strengthening through augmentation of trade and investment flows and increased market access for Indian products.
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Pakistan is not interested in having elections.
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People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.
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Political compulsions force us to meet the aspirations of our people quickly even as we subject ourselves to newer and more rigid international standards and norms.
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Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation.
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Significant progress was made at Johannesburg towards realization of sustainable development, but the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change remains stalled.
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The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor.
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The elections will be held under the supervision of the central election commission. And we have made a commitment that the elections will be free and fair.
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The Iraq issue has inevitably generated a debate on the functioning and the efficacy of the Security Council and of the UN itself.
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The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
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The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.
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The terrorist organizations operating in Kashmir are closely linked to al Qaeda and other jihadi organizations directly supported by Pakistan.
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The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.
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There has been no change in Pakistan's policy so far as cross-border infiltration is concerned. Every day we are getting reports that infiltration continues unabated.
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There have been difficulties and deficiencies in ensuring a world free from strife, a world without war. The United Nations has not always been successful in preventing conflicts or in resolving them.
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There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states.
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This time elections will be free and fair. International opinion is strongly in favor of such an election. Journalists are allowed to go to Kashmir.
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This vision of an enlightened multilateralism has not materialised.
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We are prepared to deal with Musharraf as he is, but we are cautious this time. Our past experience is not very encouraging.
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We believe that the United States and the rest of the international community can play a useful role by exerting influence on Pakistan to put a permanent and visible end to cross-border terrorism against India.
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We do not believe that a nuclear war should be fought and we do not believe that a nuclear war can be won.
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We have never said no to discussion on the Kashmir issue. We would like to discuss Kashmir also. But terrorism and dialogue cannot go together.
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We have to sustain the fight against trafficking in narcotic drugs, human beings and small arms; the pandemic of HIV/AIDS; diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.
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We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
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We in the developing countries do not have the luxury of time.
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We need to control government expenditure, address the continuing weaknesses and bottlenecks in infrastructure, as well as promote growth and friendly labour policies.
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We owe it to our future generations to make strong efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
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We totally refuse to let terrorism become a tool of blackmail. Just as the world did not negotiate with Al-Qaida or the Taliban, we shall not negotiate with terrorism.
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When the cross-border terrorism stops - or when we eradicate it - we can have a dialogue with Pakistan on the other issues between us.
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You can change friends but not neighbours.
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