Pilot Abhinandan's immediate safe return non negotiable, Govt source

Last Modified Thursday, 28 February 2019 (15:49 IST)
New DelhiThe government on Thursday asserted that there will be no negotiation with on the issue of 'safe return' of pilot Wing Commander and New Delhi is also not impressed with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's fresh offer to talks.
There will be absolutely no deal, no negotiations with Pakistan on safety and immediate return of pilot Abhinandan....If they think otherwise, they will not achieve such goals, a source said here.
Reacting to Mr Imran Khan's fresh offer for talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the source said -- the ball is in Pakistan's court, It is time for Imran Khan to walk the talk and take immediate, verifiable and credible actions.
On the overall scenario in the ongoing conflict between and Pakistan, the source said New Delhi has the upper hand and even, the US, the UK and France have moved a proposal in UNSC to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar.
The source said India is firm about not falling into Pakistani trap of 1999 when the national mood in India was changed after the hijack of IC814.
So far, the government's efforts to convince the international community about Pakistan's complicity on terror has been successful and today, the fact of the matter is even - the neighbour's friend who is also India's friend - is no longer with them.
The government is also not inclined to accept the offer of mediation by any third party, including the US, the source said.(UNI)