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India responds to Musharraf`s statement on Kashmir

IRNA

New Delhi, Dec 20, IRNA -- In response to Pakistan President Pervez 
Musharraf`s statement on Kashmir, India Friday night said that if it 
reflected any change or modifications in Islamabad`s position it would
always be ready to welcome it. 
India`s External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha told reporters 
after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) that "we 
have always suggested flexibility. It is Pakistan which keeps talking 
about the centrality of that (Kashmir) issue." 
Sinha said, "If there is any change in or modification in 
Pakistan`s position, that is something which India will always be 
ready to welcome." 
He was responding to a question about Musharraf`s statement that 
Pakistan was ready to leave aside UN resolution on Kashmir and 
favored flexibility by both sides and meeting halfway for a solution 
to the issue. 
The CCS meeting reviewed the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir
and along the Line of Control (LoC) after the ceasefire on the Indo- 
Pakistan border. 
The meeting was attended, among others, by Indian Deputy Premier 
Lal Krishna Advani, Defense minister George Fernandes, Finance 
Minister, Jaswant Singh, National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra and 
Army Chief N.C.Vij besides top officials. 
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