Indo-Pak foreign secy-level talks not on the cards
Talks between the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan-Nirupama Rao and Salman Bashir-are not going to be held in the forseeable future in the wake of the latest statements emerging from Islamabad with regard to the 26/11 probe and its less than acceptable reactions to the six dossiers provided to it by the Indian government.
According to sources, while the meeting between the Indian External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi will take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, any hopes of a limited dialogue taking place at lesser levels is remote.
Incessant ceasefire violations at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan's consistent non-compliance to the six dossiers provided by India and the inaction against 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed are proving to be a recipe for a new face off between the two neighbours.
Dismayed by Pakistan's double speak and its refusal to accept the evidence provided by India in the sixth dossier, sources said "It is up to Pakistan to decide what relation they want with India".