Indo-Pak meet on Sir Creek, Siachen in next 2 mths

India and Pakistan will hold discussions within two months in a bid to resolve long-standing disputes of Sir Creek and Siachen.

Updated: Apr 11, 2012, 21:12 PM IST

New Delhi: Building on current thaw in their
relations, India and Pakistan will hold discussions within two
months in a bid to resolve long-standing disputes of Sir Creek
and Siachen.

Resolving the dispute over Sir Creek, the 96-km strip of
water in the Rann of Kutch, is regarded by both sides as
"doable" and the Surveyor Generals of the two countries will
resume their discussions on it. They had last met in May.

Defence Secretaries of the two countries are expected to
take up the Siachen issue within the same time frame. They had
also met in May last year.

During last meeting on Sir Creek, the two sides had
discussed the land boundary in that area and the delimitation
of International Maritime Boundary between Pakistan and India.

They had also exchanged non-papers in order to take their
discussions forward with a view to finding an amicable
settlement of the issue.

In the months ahead, if progress is made towards
resolving issues like Sir Creek, it may pave the way for a
visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Pakistan.

PTI