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Indo-Pak talks likely on November 10

Pak expects India to forward the evidence to back its allegations over former's involvement in Mumbai blasts.

india Updated: Oct 14, 2006 14:39 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks to review the third round of Composite Dialogue process may be resumed on November 10 during which Islamabad expects New Delhi to forward the evidence to back its allegations over Pakistan's involvement in the Mumbai train blasts.

The foreign secretaries of both the countries have agreed to hold a two-day review meeting in the second week of November and the talks could begin on November 10, local daily Dawn quoted Pakistani officials as saying.

The upcoming meeting acquires special significance as India is expected to put on the table evidence of Pakistan's purported involvement in the Mumbai blasts, it said.

The two foreign secretaries also were expected to formulate the modalities for the new joint mechanism to curb terrorism agreed during last month's Havana meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

By the time the two Foreign Secretaries meet in New Delhi, the new High Commissioners of both the countries were also expected to take up their posts and take part in the talks.

India has appointed its current Ambassador to South Africa Satyabrata Pal to succeed Shishankar Menon, who has taken over as the foreign secretary while Pakistan has appointed Shahid Malik to succeed Aziz Ahmed Khan.

First Published: Oct 14, 2006 14:26 IST