India-Pakistan areas of discord
The India-Pakistan foreign ministers’ meeting, which began amid great optimism in the morning, ended in tension and disagreement by evening on Thursday. Here's a list of the main stumbling blocks in India-Pakistan dialogue:world Updated: Jul 16, 2010 12:35 IST
The main stumbling blocks in India-Pakistan dialogue:
Kashmir: India says the happenings in Jammu and Kashmir are its own business. Pakistan disagrees, and says it concerns Islamabad too.
Mumbai attack: India seeks a timeframe to try the Pakistani accused. Pakistan says no timeframe is possible, that the Pakistani judiciary is independent and cannot be dictated.
Balochistan: India says produce evidence to back allegations that New Delhi supports insurgents in the huge Pakistani province. Pakistan reiterates its known stand.
Hafiz Saeed: New Delhi says that the Mumbai mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder's fulminations against India will not help improve ties. Pakistan says the same is true for Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai's accusations against the Pakistani intelligence vis-à-vis Mumbai on the eve of SM Krishna's visit.
Dialogue: Pakistani officials say their Indian counterparts were intransigent and inflexible on issues concern Pakistan. Indians argue that Pakistanis kept shifting goalposts.
But both India and Pakistan agree to meet again - and keep talking.