India ready for constructive engagement with Pakistan: Modi

India ready for constructive engagement with Pakistan: Modi
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Imran Khan, saying that India is committed to peaceful neighbourly ties with Pakistan, a news agency reported on Monday.
“India is looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with Pakistan,” the PM said in the letter written on August 18.
The Prime Minister, in the letter, recalled the phone conversation with Khan in which they spoke of their shared vision to bring peace, security and prosperity in the Indian subcontinent, in order to make it free of terror and violence, and to focus on development.
On Sunday, in his maiden address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that Pakistan will work to have “best relations with all neighbours.”
“I have talked to all neighbours and Insha-Allah, we will improve relations with all neighbours. Without peace (with neighbours) we cannot bring peace in Pakistan,” he said.
Earlier, in his address after leading his party to victory in the general elections on July 25, Khan had said Pakistan is ready to improve its ties with India and his government would like the leaders of the two sides to resolve all disputes, including the “core issue” of Kashmir, through talks.
“If they take one step towards us, we will take two, but at least (we) need a start,” he had said.