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    Addressing the United Nations and asking the organization to help solve the conflict at the Indian-Pakistani border will not yield any results, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Tuesday during a press conference.

    NEW DELHI, October 14 (RIA Novosti) - Addressing the United Nations and asking the organization to help solve the conflict at the Indian-Pakistani border will not yield any results, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Tuesday during a press conference.

    "Sending letters to the UN is a well-known tactic, it has not worked before, it will not work now," he said.

    Earlier, Pakistan sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, asking the organization to intervene in the recently escalated conflict in the Kashmir region.

    However, the UN refused to intervene in the matter and said that India and Pakistan should initiate a peaceful dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute.

    "India’s position on this matter is very clear. The only way to resolve the current issues is to get back to the Lahore and Simla agreements,” he added.

    Akbaruddin also stated that India would be engage in dialogue to put an end to current tensions in Kashmir.

    "India will not accept violence at the border. It is up to Pakistan to de-escalate the situation," he added.

    Earlier this month, Pakistani frontier guards opened fire along the whole border line under their control, firing at 60 Indian border troop posts and 90 neighboring villages and the Indian side returned fire. According to Indian media reports, more than 30,000 residents have fled villages in Jammu and Kashmir amid the intensification of cross-border fire exchanged between Indian and Pakistani troops.

    Since the end of British rule and the establishment of independence in both India and Pakistan, the two neighboring countries have engaged in a number of armed conflicts over the disputed Kashmir region.

    Currently, there are no official borders in the Kashmir region while the armies of the two conflicting countries determine the lines of control.

    The Simla agreement was signed by India and Pakistan in back in 1972, which followed the 1971 war between the two nations and drew up the steps required for the normalization of mutual relations.

    The Lahore agreement signed in 1999 committed both nations to resolving disputes through peaceful dialogue and cooperation.

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