§ Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance he has offered to India and Pakistan to help secure the border of Kashmir; what assistance has been requested; and if he will make a statement. 504W
§ Mr. Hoon
In the context of the current crisis, I have not offered assistance to either India or Pakistan. Nevertheless, Her Majesty's Government believe that a verifiable end to cross-border infiltration from Pakistan into India is the first step in resolving the current tensions and have made this clear to the Governments of both countries.