Pakistan wants India to resume dialogue.Byline: Azhar Masood
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan yesterday called for talks with India to defuse de·fuse
tr.v. de·fused, de·fus·ing, de·fus·es
1. To remove the fuse from (an explosive device).
2. To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile: tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors, as New Delhi New Delhi (dĕl`ē), city (1991 pop. 294,149), capital of India and of Delhi state, N central India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River. denied claims it had moved troops into offensive positions on the border.
The comments from the foreign ministers of the South Asian rivals were the latest in a series of tit for tat tit for tat
Repayment in kind, as for an injury; retaliation.
[Probably alteration of tip for tap.]
Noun 1. responses since the Mumbai attacks that India blamed on Pakistan-based militants, triggering a deterioration in relations. A near-daily, frenzied exchange of words has added to bilateral tensions that touched the boiling point boiling point, temperature at which a substance changes its state from liquid to gas. A stricter definition of boiling point is the temperature at which the liquid and vapor (gas) phases of a substance can exist in equilibrium. after attacks in Mumbai.
"Dialogue is in the interest of both the countries - we should sit across the table," Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi said in a policy statement broadcast live on local television.
"India should deactivate de·ac·ti·vate
tr.v. de·ac·ti·vat·ed, de·ac·ti·vat·ing, de·ac·ti·vates
1. To render inactive or ineffective.
2. To inhibit, block, or disrupt the action of (an enzyme or other biological agent).
3. its forward air bases and relocate its ground forces to peacetime positions," Qureshi said. "This will send a positive signal and reduce tensions in the region." Qureshi described developments in the past two days - such as a hot line conversation between high-level military officials from the two countries - as "positive."
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