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Need for uninterrupted dialogue with Pakistan: Aiyar

delhi Updated: Aug 02, 2010 11:24 IST

Stressing the need for a 'structured and uninterrupted dialogue' with Pakistan, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday called for a fixed time frame for making the process fruitful.

"There had never been a structured and uninterrupted dialogue in the last 60 years. Only over the last 30 years did
we talk more frequently. The dialogues should be integrated and not fractured", the Rajya Sabha member said at a panel
discussion on 'Pakistan, India and the Peace Process: the Way Forward', organised by a city-based magazine.

Stating that there should not be any veto from either side so that the talks could be carried forward, Aiyar
advocated holding the talks in places like the Waghah border instead of five star hotels, "to feel the warmth and emotion
of the people of the two countries."

"To arrive at a conclusion, we need a commitment which can bring us a solution at inter-state level", the former
diplomat said.

"A fruitful dialogue is possible with the democratic government of Pakistan if we could help it resolve the problem
of terrorism," he said.