Ball in India’s court for resumption of Indo-Pak talks: Nawaz Sharif

India and Pakistan have been involved in a war of words after New Delhi cancelled a Foreign Secretary-level meeting in August.

By: Press Trust of India | Kathmandu | Updated: November 25, 2014 8:28 pm
Ball in India's court for resumption of Indo-Pak talks: Nawaz Sharif. When asked about the negotiations between India and Pakistan, Sharif said the question should be put to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off “unilaterally” by it.

“Cancellation of talks was New Delhi’s unilateral decision,” Sharif said after arriving here to attend the 18th Summit of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

The “ball is now in India’s court for talks between both the countries,” he said amid speculation over the possibility of him meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the summit.

When asked about the negotiations between India and Pakistan, Sharif said the question should be put to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. He said that India had cancelled foreign secretary-level talks, Geo TV reported.

India and Pakistan have been involved in a war of words after New Delhi cancelled a Foreign Secretary-level meeting in August after Pakistan’s envoy in India met Kashmiri separatists ahead of the talks.

Sharif said the SAARC had not made significant progress even after 30 years of its formation while European Union and other regional organisations have come a long way.

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    Bharet Vij
    Nov 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm
    stanis will call Modi "anti-muslim", etc., as it serves their purpose. Journalists covering Mr. Modi must not forget that he is the PM and it is expected of them to defend him as that is truly in Indian National Interest. I suggest a two-pronged approach (can be expounded): (1) Unproven Allegations against Mr. Modi are part of the internal affairs of India, not anyone else's business. For the rest of the world he is the elected leader with an overwhelming mandate after decades thus deserving of full respect and consideration. (2) Impartial and Fair courts have absolved him of all wrong-doing despite rumours to the contrary spread by certain vested interests.
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      BigB
      Nov 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm
      For 30 years or more we have been determining, ball is in whose court. It's actually in nobody's court. It has been hijacked by Terrorists.
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        Bajoy
        Nov 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm
        We have to make distinctions between army and Nawaz Sharif,he is genuinely interested in making peace with India...he has political compulsions in the issue of Kashmir as it is a national issue inside stan domestically so he will not compromise otherwise he may be targeted by his people..so we have to understand that........he has suffered too much under military so he has learnt his lessons
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          krishan
          Nov 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm
          The stupid decision to cancel talks made by India is coming back to haunt them
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            Mohan Babu
            Nov 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm
            BJP should ask stan to vacate PoK occupied by it illegally.
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