India will not reopen dialogue with Pakistan amid blasts and gunshots, said Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on 8 May. BJP is widely perceived to win the ongoing general elections and form the next government in India.
In an interview with a TV news channel aired on Thursday, Modi made it clear that India's talks with Pakistan should proceed only when blasts and gunshots stopped from across the border. While India is claiming Kashmir as an integral part of its territory, Pakistan is disputing it.
"Do you think it is possible to have a discussion amidst the deafening noise of bomb blasts and gunshots? So, to have a reasonable discussion, first the blasts and gunshots have to stop," Times Now quoted Modi.
Modi took the occasion to remind that Indian Parliament has taken a unanimous stand on Pakistan's export of terror and no political party in the country had the authority to challenge the stand.
"If a country looks strong, even its companions will change, neighbours will change and the atmosphere will change," Modi said.
IB warns 'human bomb' attack on Modi
Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned that Modi could be the target of a human bomber on the lines of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991. Quoting its inputs, the IB warned that a suicide bomber may attack Modi in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh or in Vadodara of Gujarat, from where BJP's prime ministerial pick is contesting the Lok Sabha election.
Media reports say that India's security agencies, such as National Investigation Agency (NIA), have tracked messages from websites and phone calls and sensed the human bomb attack on Modi. NIA had sent a red alert immediately after BJP announced Modi as the party's PM hopeful.
Pak terrorists target key installations in South India
Media reports on Friday said that two officers in the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo were allegedly handling terror activities in South Indian cities like Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Kochi and Bangalore.
Tamil Nadu 'Q' branch police, entrusted to deal with extremists, has named the two officers - Shah aka Boss and Ameer Zubaire Siddique - in the Pak High Commission in Colombo, who are allegedly handling terror activities in South India.
The 'Q' branch police in Chennai has arrested the Sri Lankan national Sakir Hussain in connection with the 1 May blasts at the Chennai Central Railway Station. Hussain was sent for police custody by a court in Chennai and has reportedly revealed the two names of the officials in Lanka-based Pakistan High Commission.