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'India to explore all options to normalise ties with Pak'

Nay Pyi Taw: India today said it would explore all options to normalise relations with Pakistan and its intentions are "very transparent" in this direction.

His remarks came a few days after India and Pakistan failed to sign a liberalised visa agreement.

"With Pakistan, speculation will never stop and I wouldn't like to enlist myself in the club of speculators. All I can convey to you is that India's intention are very honest, India's intentions are very transparent," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told reporters here.

"Dr Manmohan Singh wants good relationship, the people of India want good relationship with Pakistan and we certainly will make every effort from our side to see that normalisation of relationship as good neighbours could be possible and we will explore all options to do that", he said.

His remarks came a few days after India and Pakistan failed to sign a liberalised visa agreement, agreed on between Singh and President Asif Ali Zardari in April.

India expressed disappointment over it saying it had gone fully prepared to the Home Secretary-level meeting in Islamabad where the visa deal was to be signed last week.

PTI