5 Updates
Manmohan, Sharif open doors for peace talks
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Manmohan, Sharif open doors for peace talks

Sep 29 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by IANS

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Opening doors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif held "useful and friendly" talks here Sunday, but India made clear that restoration of peace along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir was a necessary pre-requisite for a composite dialogue.

New York, Sep 30 — Opening doors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif held "useful and friendly" talks here Sunday, but India made clear that restoration of...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

50 weeks ago

Manmohan, Sharif open doors for peace talks

Sep 29 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by IANS

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Opening doors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif held "useful and friendly" talks here Sunday, but India made clear that restoration of peace along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir was a necessary pre-requisite for a composite dialogue.

New York, Sep 30 — Opening doors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif held "useful and friendly" talks here Sunday, but India made clear that restoration of peace along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir was a necessary pre-requisite for a composite dialogue.

In ice-breaking talks lasting a little over an hour on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, the two leaders agreed that reducing violence and tension along the LoC in Kashmir will be a priority for both countries.

Both prime ministers also accepted invitations to visit each other's countries but no date has been set as yet, Indian National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon told reporters after the talks.

Senior military officers - the Directors General of Military Operations or DGMOs - will be asked to "find effective means to restore the ceasefire" that was declared in 2003, were held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

"Both agreed that the precondition for forward movement in the relationship, which they both desire, is really an improvement of the situation on the LoC," he said.

The talks come after militants raided an Indian army base in Samba, 26 km from Jammu, Thursday, killing 12 people.

Menon said the talks were friendly, but added: "As for how useful and productive the meeting was, I think the only proof will be in the months to come."

He said that the Pakistani prime minister also promised "there would be action" on punishing those responsible for 26/11 attack in Mumbai, which killed 166 people.

According to Menon, Sharif said that the judicial commission has come back with evidence, and the process will be fast-tracked. More movement on the 26/11 case can be expected, according to Sharif, since now the depositions had been gathered.

India took the line that trade, economic and other areas would be cooperated on, but would be contingent on peace along the LoC, as well as on Pakistan combating cross-border terrorism.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, National Security Advisor Menon and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh were also present at the meeting.

From Pakistani side, Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was among those who attended the meeting.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
5

Tweets

 
 
Update
4

1 week ago

Twitter birds flock back to Benghazi

Sep 8 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: WND

Two events that generated quite a bit of Twitter activity this past week were the passing of comedienne Joan Rivers and the broadcast of Fox News’ controversial “13 Hours at Benghazi.” Twitter aggregator Twitchy was there to capture some of the most poignant tweets that flowed when Fox’s special report aired last Saturday evening. Wrote one twitterer, conveying the sentiment of many in under 140 characters: “Palpable grief, heroism, and abandonm ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
3

6 weeks ago

Back Channel or Front

Aug 5 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. A back channel has existed almost uninterruptedly for the last decade, through the regimes of former Pakistani presidents, Pervez Musharraf and Asif Zardari, and former Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh. What has the back channel achieved? It is claimed by Singh himself and by Musharraf's supporter ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Strategizing Kukis' Political Demands

Aug 4 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The leaders of the two Kuki armed groups -- the United Peoples' Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO) -- are again heading to New Delhi with the hope of materializing a political dialogue with representatives of the central government. A meeting with officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is likely to take place within the next few days. The meeting will be the first high-leve ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sharif accuses opponents of using human shields
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS/RAY) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday accused cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and religious leader Tahirul Qadri and their parties of "inciting people to opt for mutiny".
 
 
Debate over decentralisation of financial powers begins in UK
London, Sep 19 (IANS/RAY) The Scottish referendum may have gone in the United Kingdom's favour, but the debate over de-centralisation of financial powers is not over yet.
 
 
Nine involved in Karachi naval dockyard attack held
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif Friday claimed nine men accused of involvement in Karachi naval dockyard attack have been arrested but two key accused remain at large, Geo News reported.
 
 
Dozens of rebels killed in Yemen clashes
Sanaa, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Dozens of Houthi militants were killed Friday in clashes with Yemeni security forces around the headquarters of the state television in the capital, the rebels and eyewitnesses said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Sharif accuses opponents of using human shields
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS/RAY) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday accused cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and religious leader Tahirul Qadri and their parties of "inciting people to opt for mutiny". He...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
South Korean stars light up Asiad opening ceremony
Incheon, Sep 19 (IANS) South Korean stars shone brightly at the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here Friday. The first appearance of stars was during the welcoming performance with the host nation's famous K-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Debate over decentralisation of financial powers begins in UK
London, Sep 19 (IANS/RAY) The Scottish referendum may have gone in the United Kingdom's favour, but the debate over de-centralisation of financial powers is not over yet. The BBC commented: "The fact that over 1.5...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Now a campaign to debunk myth about sugar
London, Sep 19 (IANS) As obesity and sugar related problems are faced by a huge number of people, a new campaign has been launched to inform and educate people about sugar and the role it can play as part of a healthy...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nine involved in Karachi naval dockyard attack held
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif Friday claimed nine men accused of involvement in Karachi naval dockyard attack have been arrested but two key accused remain at large, Geo News...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Nepal, GMR sign landmark pact to boost energy cooperation
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) The Nepal government and the GMR-ITD Consortium Friday signed a landmark Project Development Agreement (PDA) to develop the 900 MW Upper Karnali hydropower project, aiming to boost bilateral...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Nicole Kidman says final goodbye to father
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman broke down as she said her final goodbye to her father Antony Kidman at his funeral here Friday. The A-list Hollywood actress was accompanied by her husband Keith Urban and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Colours, technology dominate Asiad opening ceremony
Incheon, Sep 19 (IANS) Vibrant use of colours and technology dominated the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games being held at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Friday. The ceremony began with an array of...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Dozens of rebels killed in Yemen clashes
Sanaa, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Dozens of Houthi militants were killed Friday in clashes with Yemeni security forces around the headquarters of the state television in the capital, the rebels and eyewitnesses said. The Shia...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Childless couples too enjoy family meals
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Couples without kids in the house are just as likely as adults living with young children or adolescents to eat family meals at home on most days of the week, says a US-based study. "Most...
Read more on Apple Balla