`India, Pak welcomed dialogue process`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 16:38

New Delhi: During the recently held Defence
Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan, both sides
welcomed the ongoing dialogue process and acknowledged that
the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) was holding since
November 2003, Government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

"Defence Secretary level-talks between India and Pakistan
on Siachen were held on May 30-31, 2011 in New Delhi. Both
sides welcomed the ongoing dialogue process," Defence Minister
A K Antony said in reply to a question on discussions between
the two countries.
"Both sides acknowledged that ceasefire was holding since
November 2003 and presented their positions and suggestions
towards the resolution of Siachen," he said.

The Minister told the House that both sides agreed to
continue the discussion and to meet again at a mutually
convenient date in Islamabad.

Replying to a question on infiltration in Jammu and
Kashmir, he said, "As per the assessment of Multi Agency
Centre (MAC), till June 2011, 52 terrorists attempted to
infiltrate as compared to 489 in the year 2010."
The Army has killed two terrorists trying to infiltrate
along the Line of Control in J and K till date in 2011 and in
2010 it had killed 38 terrorists, he said.


First Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 16:38

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