Expectations down after J&K terror attacks: Manmohan Singh on meeting Nawaz Sharif

Ahead of his meeting with Nawaz Sharif in New York on Sunday, Manmohan Singh said on Friday that expectations were down after J&K attacks.

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2013, 23:19 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Ahead of his meeting with Nawaz Sharif in New York on Sunday, Manmohan Singh said on Friday that though he was looking forward to meeting the Pakistani Prime Minister, expectations down after J&K attacks.

"I look forward to meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif even though the expectations have to be lowered given the terrorist activities in the sub-continent," the PM said. "Pakistan remains the epicentre of terrorism," he added.

The PM made these comments after meeting US President Barack Obama at the Oval office.

Referring to the twin terror attacks near Jammu on Thursday, Obama said his heart goes out to families of those who lost their lives.

Thirteen people, including a Lieutenant Colonel of the Army, were killed in the audacious attack by terrorists.
The duo had wide-ranging discussions on widening, deepening and strengthening the relationship between New Delhi and Washington.

Meanwhile, ahead of his meeting with Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif today said he was looking forward to it to make a "new beginning" and re-engage with India in a "substantive and purposeful dialogue."

Addressing the UN General Assembly, he also raked up the Kashmir issue calling for a solution of the problem in accordance with the UN resolutions on the matter.

With PTI inputs