Indian foreign secretary due in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir

Rao expected later this month to discuss 'peace and security, Jammu and Kashmir as well friendly exchanges'.


Reuters June 14, 2011

ISLAMABAD: India's Foreign Secretary is due to visit Pakistan this month to discuss the Kashmir issue, a Pakistani official said on Tuesday, the first formal talks between the two countries on their core dispute since the Mumbai attacks in 2008 froze their peace process.

"She (Nirupama Rao) is expected here later this month to discuss peace and security, Jammu and Kashmir as well friendly exchanges," the Pakistani foreign ministry official told Reuters.

Pakistan and India had earlier met in the 12th round of talks over the Siachen Glacier. The talks ended without a hint of agreement on the modalities of a proposed demilitarisation and other key issues related to their tense standoff.

Both countries had decided to meet again at a mutually convenient date in Islamabad. New Delhi insists that Islamabad must authenticate present troop position of the two sides.

While Pakistan insists on maintaining the pre-1972 troop positions, as agreed in the Simla Agreement, India wants its neighbour to authenticate the Actual Ground Position Line both on the maps as well as on the ground.

COMMENTS (8)

Arijit Sharma | 10 years ago | Reply Back to square one - what is there to discuss ?
Aftab Kenneth Wilson | 10 years ago | Reply Both seem to be happy while holding each others hands in a very tight position. We need smiles on all faces here and across the border as well.
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