Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the central government wants a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem by taking its people into confidence, and is moving ahead in that direction.
"We want a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem and we will do that by taking Kashmiri people into confidence," Singh said while addressing media on the third anniversary of the BJP-led NDA government.
Singh said the Kashmir problem has been there since 1947 and can not be resolved in a few months.
"This problem is since 1947. It can't be resolved overnight (chutki mein). It will require time, but we will come out with a permanent solution. We are moving ahead in that direction," the Minister said.
Singh said his government wants to arrive at a solution through talks.
"All the problems can be solved through talks. Whoever wants to talk to us, we are completely ready for it," he said.