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Peace talks | India sets condition for Pak

india Updated: Jul 15, 2006 22:46 IST

Talking tough, India on Saturday said that the peace process can be carried forward only if Pakistan implements its assurance that it will not allow its soil to be used for anti-India operations.

While insisting that India has always followed the policy of peace and friendship with Pakistan.

It has taken the initiative for Kashmir-specific measures, Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said New Delhi has reminded Islamabad time and again that India's ability to take forward the peace process was linked to the implementation of the January 6, 2004 assurance.

Briefing reporters ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the G-8 summit at St Petersberg, he admitted that in the present circumstances "it is becoming difficult to take the peace process forward".