Pakistanis see India as bigger threat than al-Qaeda
Washington: Pakistani people`s views on India have grown "increasingly negative" in recent years and a majority of them see their neighbour as a bigger threat than al-Qaeda and the Taliban, according to a new poll.
"Pakistani views of traditional rival India have grown increasingly negative in recent years," it said, noting that about 57 per cent of Pakistanis feel that India is a bigger threat to their country than al-Qaeda (5 per cent) and the Taliban (19 per cent).
However, according to the poll, seven-in-ten believe that it is important to improve relations with India, say increased trade with their neighbour would be a good thing, and support further talks to reduce tensions between the two countries.
Similarly, Indians expressed negative opinions of Pakistan.