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India, Pak not keen on holding ‘sincere’ NSA talks: JD (U)

Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Aug. 22 : Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned BJP-led NDA government’s foreign policy and said that India and Pakistan are not keen to go ahead with the NSA-level talks.

“When they met in Ufa, they should have discussed every detail. What is their foreign policy? …They are creating an illusion, the truth is that both sides do not want to hold sincere talks,” Yadav told ANI.

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying that its High Commissioner’s invitation to the Kashmiri Hurriyat leadership on August 23 was very much in keeping with the practice and tradition of the past many years.

While India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) sent across a strong message to Pakistan, insisting that there are only two stakeholders in the talks between India and Pakistan and added that New Delhi is committed to discuss the issues peacefully and bilaterally.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is scheduled to meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz for the talks in the national capital on Monday. (ANI)