Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that it was time for India and Pakistan to "bury the past and move forward" as he asserted that the peace between the two neighbours would help to "unlock" the potential of South and Central Asia.
While addressing a session of the first-ever Islamabad Security Dialogue, General Bajwa also said that the potential for regional peace and development always remained hostage to the disputes and issues between Pakistan and India - the two "nuclear-armed neighbours".
"We feel it is time to bury the past and move forward," he said, adding that the responsibility for a meaningful dialogue rested with India.
"Our neighbour will have to create a conducive environment, particularly in Kashmir", he said.
Last month, India said that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan in an environment free of terror, hostility and violence and said that the onus to create such environment lies on Pakistan.