“Don’t Think There Is A Military Solution To Kashmir”: Norway PM

SRINAGAR, (PTK): On the eve of her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has told NDTV that the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan could not be solved only from a military standpoint, and that popular support was also important.

Last November, the former Prime Minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, made headlines when he visited Jammu and Kashmir and met separatist leaders. He was on a private visit at the invitation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and then went on to meet leaders in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

When asked on Mr Bondevik’s view that there can be no military solution to Kashmir, Ms Solberg said, “I don’t think there is a military solution to any situation like this. I think you have to have a popular support.

You have to have good trust between the partners in any region where still there is a conflict but we don’t have a special meaning about whether it is a military solution in Kashmir or not.

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