UN chief asks Pakistan, India to resume talks

But the Modi government managed to convey the message that it has been successful in reshaping the terms of New Delhi’s engagement with Islamabad, perhaps forever. They issued a joint statement in which they “condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to cooperate with each other to eliminate the menace of terrorism from South Asia”.

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It has been learnt that Jaishankar reiterated India’s view point on why talks between Indian NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz had to be called off. “He’ll have a very ambitious agenda of meetings and discussions”. He also mentioned India’s “unprovoked ” firing along the border. He also hoped that Modi will visit Pakistan to attend SAARC summit, saying it was a multilateral which should be kept out of bilateral issues. “Talks should go on only bilaterally”.

Narendra Modi is not like any other Prime Minister India has ever had.

Two days ago, the NSA-level talks were called off by Pakistan after the two counties could not agree on an agenda for the talks.

Asserting that Kashmiri separatist leaders are not a “third party”, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that any dialogue process with India which does not include Kashmir issue will be futile.

Indian officials said the attack was unprovoked but that military forces in the Nowgam sector returned fire into Pakistan.

Amid rumours about the future of defence relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Deputy Crown Prince and Saudi Defence Minister, Muhammad-bin-Salman-bin-Abdul Aziz conveyed to Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif that the Saudi government was committed to carrying out the defence pact with Pakistan. To Pakistan, the message can not be clearer that there are only two parties involved in the dispute.

He claimed Kashmiris would not “accept any resolution under the framework of Indian constitution”.

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Shah, who parted ways with moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference past year and formed a separate unit, was invited by Pakistan High Commission in Delhi for a reception being hosted in the honour of National Security Advisor. Whether it is Siachen or tension along the borders.

UN chief asks Pakistan, India to resume talks