Satinder Lamba was a “symbol of diplomacy” and if Pakistan and India can ever build a peaceful relationship, the credit will go to the veteran Indian diplomat and his tireless efforts “will not go in vain”, a former Pakistani foreign minister and eminent. Former diplomat on Saturday.
Lamba, 61, died in New Delhi on Thursday. He led important back-channel diplomatic talks between India and Pakistan from 2005 to 2014. He was the High Commissioner of India in Islamabad from 1992 to 1995.
In the backchannel communication process, Lumber’s Pakistani rival Riaz Mohammad Khan paid tribute to the Indian diplomat, saying that if ever there was peace between Pakistan and India, “his credit would go to Lumber.”
Khan, the former foreign secretary, was Pakistan’s point person to contact Lumbar between 2010 and 2013, as both sides made a futile epic effort to free their complicated relationship by trying to resolve the Kashmir issue among others.
Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri has said that the foundation laid by Lumber through back-channel diplomacy will one day bear fruit.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the Lumbar family. His efforts for peace between India and Pakistan will be long remembered, ”Kasuri told PTI.
Praising Lumber, Kasuri said: “I have worked with him and his efforts for peace between the two countries will not be in vain … I tell you.” He said Track-II diplomacy in the 1990s involved about six people, including civilian and military leaders from each side, with Lamba from India and Tariq Aziz from Pakistan overseeing peace efforts.
In a telephone interview with PTI, Khan said, “First of all, I am deeply saddened by his death. I have deep respect for him and his efforts.” He was caring. He was a very positive person. ” PTI