P Chidambaram.India was over publicizing the ‘surgical strike


Indian Congress leader and former home minister P Chidambaram said that India was over publicizing the ‘surgical strike’ on Pakistan.

The former home minister was giving an interview to an Indian news channel where he said that the two countries should continue talks to solve its issues.

He said that Pakistan was India’s neighbor and one cannot live in peace without brotherly relations with its neighbours.

He added that most of the public in both countries wanted peace.

He said that the film and music industries of both countries could not remain cut off from each other for too long. He added that non-political contact through cultural exchange should continue.

He said that sports should not be affected by politics.

Tensions between the two countries have mounted following an attack on the Uri military base which killed 18 Indian soldiers and the killing of Burhan Wani a Kashmiri separatist.

This past week India has continued unprovoked firing at the LoC several times, which have killed four Pakistani soldiers.