New Delhi: Continuing cross-border infiltration and terror attacks in India will figure prominently in talks when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh travels to Islamabad next month to take part in the SAARC Interior Home Ministers’ conference.
While raising the two issues at the conference beginning August 3, Rajnath Singh will also stress upon the fact that all such terror attacks are masterminded and launched from the Pakistani soil.
Singh, who will be in Islamabad for two days, is further expected to convey to Pakistan “in strong terms” India’s expectation that it should tighten the noose around terror groups operating from its territory.
The minister may also hand over documentary evidence establishing involvement of Pakistan’s state and non-state actors in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country, The Indian Express reported on Friday.
This, however, can only happen if Singh gets to meet his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif separately.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup, however, has denied that Singh would hold any bilateral meeting with Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
“There is no such proposal. He (Rajnath) is going for a multilateral SAARC event,” Swarup was quoted as saying.
Singh, who will be the first senior Indian leader to visit Pakistan after the Pathankot attack, is also expected to raise the issue of slow pace of investigation into the terror strike that took place in the border town of Punjab at the start of this year.
The issue of lingering trial of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack is also expected to come up during meetings.