Agencies, New Delhi
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today said the visa agreement between India and Pakistan will be carried out as scheduled and there will be no change in visa policy for Pakistan in view of Tuesday’s incident on the Line of Control (LoC) in which two Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistan army with the body of one being badly mutilated.
Earlier, India today rejected outright Pakistan’s proposal for UN investigation into Tuesday’s incident on LoC. He said Lashkar-e-Toiba Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was present in PoK a few days before Tuesday’s incident on the LoC, as per an intelligence report.
The issue figured at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) which was briefed by Defence Minister A K Antony on the incident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector on January 8 and subsequent developments. ‘We are certainly not going to agree to internationalise the issue or allow the United Nations to hold an inquiry.
That demand is obviously rejected out of hand,’ Finance Minister P Chidambaram told a press conference after the meetings of the Union Cabinet and CCS here.