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Manmohan greets Gilani on Pak Independence Day

world Updated: Aug 14, 2009 21:52 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday greeted his Pakistani counterpart on the country's 63rd Independence Day, saying he desired to promote good relations for peace in the region.

"In his message, the Indian Prime Minister expressed good wishes and desired to further promote good neighbourly relations for regional peace between the two countries," said a statement issued by Gilani's media office.

New Delhi put on hold its composite dialogue process with Islamabad in the wake of last year's Mumbai terror attacks, which were blamed on the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba.

India has linked the resumption of talks with Pakistan taking action against the perpetrators of the attacks.

Gilani and Singh met last month on the sidelines of a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Egypt in an effort to improve bilateral ties.