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BJP suggests Vajpayee-Musharraf accord for terror talks

BJP on Wednesday suggested that India hold all bilateral talks with Pakistan in the light of the Vajpayee-Musharraf accord of January, 2004, under which the latter committed that it would not allow the use of its soil for terror activities against India.

delhi Updated: Jun 17, 2009 21:02 IST

BJP on Wednesday suggested that India hold all bilateral talks with Pakistan in the light of the Vajpayee-Musharraf accord of January, 2004, under which the latter committed that it would not allow the use of its soil for terror activities against India.

"I feel that the government should follow the agreement made by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's regime and the government in Pakistan in January 2004 and hold talks in the light of that agreement," BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had told Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday in their one-to-one meeting in Yekaterinburg, Russia that he should check use of his country's territory for terror activities against India.

President Musharraf had signed an agreement with Vajpayee on January 6, 2004 in Islamabad, where he had stated that Pakistan will not allow use of its soil for terror activities against India.

This treaty was signed with the understanding that Pakistan would dismantle all terrorist training camps on its soil.