The reference to neither India nor Pakistan being in a position to "win" a nuclear war also raised eyebrows.
The new government in Pakistan, it is believed, has inherited a parlous economy and faces much stronger pressure from the U.S. under a Trump presidency than had been the case before.
Earlier, in the wake of rising diplomatic tensions follwing a terrorist attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri of Jammu and Kashmir in September, 2016, India had announced its boycott of the summit, alleging Pakistan's involvement in the attack.
"Pakistan is reminded that it must fulfill its worldwide obligations and take effective and credible action to stop providing shelter and all kind of support to cross border terrorism from territories under its control". "I hope we don't have to wait for Sidhu to become Indian PM for everlasting friendship between our nations", Khan said.
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Pakistan's limitless capacity for treacherous behavior is matched only by India's bottomless ability to get surprised by it. India's outrage at being blindsided by Imran Khan and Pakistan army chief General Qamar Bajwa during the groundbreaking ceremony for Kartarpur Sahib corridor is in equal parts sad and amusing.
Soon after, Khan hit back on Twitter saying, "Disappointed at the arrogant & negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue. In these 100 days I took one day off and want to praise her for such a hard life during the last 100 days", the prime minister said during a ceremony marking the completion of the first 100 days of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
Relations between India and Pakistan remain strained, but at a ceremony formally starting construction work on the pathway on the Pakistani side of the border, the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan said: "We will only progress when we free ourselves from the chains of the past". India points fingers at Pakistan, and Pakistan points fingers at India.
Talking to audience at the inaugural ceremony, Sidhu said "whenever the history of Kartarpur Sahib will be written, name of Imran Khan will be on the top", because it is a miracle which could not take place in 73 years, but happened within three months with Khan's initiative.
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A handful from the group threw rocks over a border fence at Border Patrol agents, who fired CS gas at the group. The use of tear gas during Sunday's events have also sparked debate.
He said the move was an effort by the Indian government to please the Sikh community ahead of next year's general elections. "So we have to take the big picture".
The issue of Kartarpur Sahib came into focus after Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu visited Pakistan in August to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his cricketer-turned-politician friend Imran Khan as prime minister of that country.
Prime Minister Khan, who also appreciated the joy on the faces around him. Even if both Pakistan and India are willing to make peace with each other, the global powers involved in the great game in Afghanistan and the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to South Asian countries will never let peace prevail. Qureshi also condemned the violence in Kashmir and said that Pakistan always stood with people of Kashmir and would always stand by them. He said Kashmir issue can be solved if leadership on both sides of the border are strong. We want a civilised relationship with India.
India has been asking for a corridor, which will facilitate visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, for many years and she said she was happy that Pakistan had for the first time responded positively.
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Many in India construed this statement as Pakistan's desire for a change in Indian leadership.