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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.

First Published: Jul 16, 2010 12:31 IST