New Delhi, September 14, 2022 (PPI-OT):Although India has admitted that there can be no military solution to any conflict but this assertion is contrary to New Delhi’s actions as it continues to suppress the Kashmiris’ just freedom struggle through military might. According to Kashmir Media Service, amid the fresh fighting along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, India has called upon the two countries to immediately cease hostilities, saying that there can be no military solution to any conflict.
The spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Arindam Bagchi, talking to reporters said India believes that the disputes should be settled through diplomacy and dialogue. We have seen reports of attacks along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, including targeting of civilian settlements and infrastructure on September 12-13, Bagchi said. “There can be no military solution to any conflict. We encourage both sides to pursue talks to arrive at a lasting and peaceful solution,” he said.
There has been a raging military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a strategically located mountainous enclave. Armenia said around 50 of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Nagorno-Karabakh is known to be a part of Azerbaijan. Armenia took control of some parts of the territory in the 1990s. The situation deteriorated in September 2020 after Azerbaijan attempted to regain certain areas.
It is ironic that on one side, India is calling upon Azerbaijan and Armenia to settle the dispute through talks, but on the other, New Delhi itself is trying to impose a military solution to the Kashmir dispute and is not willing to settle it through democratic means of negotiations and diplomacy.
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