India, Pak ready for joint survey of Sir Creek area

The survey will be conducted both in creek and sea and modalities will be worked out by the technical experts of the two countries
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Published on May 26, 2006 04:21 PM IST
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India and Pakistan on Friday agreed to conduct a joint survey of the Sir Creek area as they wound up official-level talks here.

The survey will be conducted both in creek and sea soon and modalities will be worked out by the technical experts of the two countries, officials said.

The two sides have been able to narrow down differences, said Surveyor General Maj Gen Gopal Rao, who led the Indian side at the two-day talks to resolve boundary dispute in Sir Creek area, a marshy area in Rann of Kutch between Gujarat and Sindh province of Pakistan.

Pakistani delegation leader Admiral Ahsan-ul-Haq Chaudhri, Additional Secretary in the Defence Ministry, said the two countries had made progress.

This is the eighth round of talks between New Delhi and Islamabad since 1969 on the demarcation dispute, which runs from the mouth to the top of Sir Creek between Sindh in Pakistan and Gujarat in India.

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