New Delhi: Ahead of next week`s talks
between India and Pakistan to reduce the "trust deficit",
former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today
said one should not expect results "overnight".
He also said the relation between the countries has seen
a lot of ups and downs. It was an ongoing process to have
better relations with the neighbour and talks will help
to normalise ties, he said.
It will take time as government has already made it clear
that a lot has happened between India and Pakistan, he said,
adding, "Don`t expect rapid results to come overnight. But the
process is on for creating better relations with Pakistan."
While Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is travelling to
Islamabad next week to hold talks with her Pakistani
counterpart Salman Bashir, Foreign Minister S M Krishna will
visit that country on July 15 to hold talks with his
counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
On the situation in the valley, the Union Minister for
New and Renewable Energy said "There is a decline in
terrorism. But there is no doubt that they still try to
infiltrate and our security forces are dominating them."
Abdullah was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a
However, the minister refused to answer queries about the
reported allocation of Rs eight crore to some of the militant
outfits by Pakistan government agencies.