Sunday, July 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Resolve Kashmir issue once and for all: Pervez
Sees no military solution; Look beyond Kashmir, says Narayanan

New Delhi, July 14
President K.R. Narayanan today asked India and Pakistan to “build upon” the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration and open a new chapter in their relations even as his Pakistani counterpart, Gen Pervez Musharraf, admitted that there was no military solution to Kashmir and that the two countries must be bold enough to face the Kashmir issue squarely and resolve it once and for all.


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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee greets Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf while Indian President K. R. Narayanan, Mrs Usha Narayanan and Pakistan’s First Lady Begum Sehba look on during the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. —Reuters photo

Neighbours not to be prisoners of past
Advani discusses cross-border terrorism
New Delhi, July 14
Initial discussions of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and other Indian leaders today indicate that the two troubled neighbours are approaching the Agra summit beginning tomorrow with an open mind and without being “prisoners of the past”.



India, Pak ready to  discuss Kashmir
New Delhi, July 14
In a bid to put the stalled dialogue back on the rails, India and Pakistan appeared to be working in removing the roadblocks in respect of the protracted Kashmir issue along with ensuring stability on the Line of Control for meeting the challenges ahead.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, dressed in traditional clothes, reviews a honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi on Saturday. Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, dressed in traditional clothes, reviews a Guard of Honour during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi on Saturday. —Reuters photo

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Pak kindles Hurriyat hopes
New Delhi, July 14
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who today had a half-hour meeting with leaders of the All Party Hurriyat Conference at the reception hosted by the Pakistan High Commissioner here, said Pakistan would try to involve the APHC in future talks on the Kashmir issue.

First Pak Head of State to visit Rajghat
New Delhi, July 14
Amidst a persistent drizzle and haunting notes of Kabir’s couplets, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today set the tone for the historic Agra summit by paying rich tributes to India’s most revered figure and Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

In Spectrum today

The Bumpy Road to Peace
by Hari Jaisingh

Agra Summit: Cautious Optimism in Pakistan
by I. A. Rahman

While in Germany, do as Germans do
by Anjali Majumdar


General Musharraf, accompanied by his wife Begum Sehba, lays a wreath at Rajghat. — Reuters

Nostalgic homecoming for Pak President
Presents gifts to childhood ‘Amma’
New Delhi, July 14
“I feel nostalgic.... I am very very happy to be here”, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said on his homecoming at Neharwali Haveli in a congested Daryaganj lane where he spent the first four years of his life.


Partial bandh in Jammu
Protest against General’s visit
Jammu, July 14
Except for stray incidents of violence Jammu bandh organised in protest against General Musharraf’s visit to India, passed off peacefully today. The Jammu Joint Students Federation, Panun Kashmir and the Ladakh Buddhist Association had given a call for the bandh to covey peoples’ resentment over Pakistan’s continued support to cross-border terrorism.


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