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No US pressure to hold talks with Pakistan: Tharoor

The India-Pakistan foreign secretary-level talks scheduled for Feb 25 are not being held under US pressure, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said on Friday.

delhi Updated: Feb 19, 2010 20:29 IST

The India-Pakistan foreign secretary-level talks scheduled for Feb 25 are not being held under US pressure, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said on Friday.

The minister told reporters there was no pressure on India from any country to hold talks with Pakistan.

Tharoor also said informal communication has always been there with Pakistan even after the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

He said "terrorism is an important issue in our agenda", even though Pakistan might have its own agenda.

The minister added he did not expect any "path-breaking" outcome of the Feb 25 talks, adding that the dialogue would however continue.