Basit said that as India and the US are fostering their strategic partnership, Pakistan, obviously, has a strategic partnership with China.
The PDP president said India should talk to Pakistan for resolution of Kashmir issue and putting an end to the bloodshed in the region.
UN General Assembly President encourages India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue through 'peaceful means'
India has categorically told the international community that its move on Kashmir is an internal matter.
India on Friday declined to comment on Pakistan's flip-flop on plans to go for limited imports of sugar and cotton from the country.
Ties between India and Pakistan nose-dived after a terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base in 2016 by terror groups based in Pakistan.
Pak PM Imran Khan writes to PM Modi; says creation of 'enabling environment' imperative for dialogue
Khan's letter was in reply to Prime Minister Modi's letter to him last week to extend greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Day.
India and Pakistan and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will also hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise this year.
The India-Pakistan joint statement reiterating their commitment to respecting the 2003 ceasefire came after peace was brokered by the UAE, a Bloomberg report has revealed.
Vajpayee, who died today at the age of 93 after a prolonged illness, had made a significant diplomatic breakthrough in India-Pakistan relations and travelled on a bus from Amritsar to Lahore.
Rawat's comments come a day after Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India would like good relations with Pakistan provided Islamabad takes action against terror groups.