Soon after Basit’s meeting with Shah got over at about 5 pm, Sushma consulted Modi.
Some believe this decision has lent credence to the view of separatists, who see Indo-Pak talks as a futile exercise.
Very unfortunate that government cancelled talks; ‘not a genuine reason’ to call off dialogue: Geelani
India cancelled talks, raising objections to consultations held with separatist Hurriyat leaders by Pakistan.
Meanwhile, in Male, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh pushed for an enhanced trade cooperation among the SAARC members.
Current account deficit and foreign debt are going up while foreign exchange reserves are depleting.
Pak Prez emphasises it’s time for both countries to move beyond reiteration of their positions.
Krishna to hold talks with Khar during which he will stress for expeditious conclusion of 26/11 trial.
Talks will focus on relaxed visa regime,26/11 attack,terrorism,narcotics,fake currency notes.
This was conveyed by Home Minister P Chidambaram to Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur.
Ban’s statement follows the July 27 talks between S M Krishna and his Hina Rabbani Khar.
Expectations of a breakthrough in peace talks remain low; headway on Kashmir,militancy unlikely.
“In terms of how India and Pakistan move forward,LeT will be “very much a part of that process.”
Gilani made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Lankan Foreign Minister Peiris at the PM House.
The News said in its report that the talks concluded “without any breakthrough other than an agreement to meet again.