Unsatisfied India awaits Pakistan`s response on dossiers

Last Updated: Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 17:08

New Delhi: India, which has initiated foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan
earlier this year has not received any response on the three terror dossiers which it has handed over to Pakistan`s foreign secretary Salman Bashir during the talks in February this year.

Highly-placed government sources have said that Pakistan has to get back to India, which has opened up a channel for talks.

The foreign secretaries have met once and have committed to remain in touch. Now, the ball is in Pakistan`s court to carry forward the dialogue process, they added.

In the dossiers, including the three submitted earlier this year, that have been submitted, India has asked for 33 terrorists -- Pakistani nationals as well as Indian fugitives, including two serving Pakistan army officers, Major Iqbal and Major Samir Ali -- to be handed over.

India has also given fresh evidence against JUD chief Hafeez Saeed, but, Pakistan has dismissed Terror dossiers as "literature".

Sources here said that India is not satisfied with Pakistan`s action against the militants involved in cross border terrorism, including the Mumbai attacks.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is adamant that it wants the restoration of the composite dialogue, which was, stalled post Mumbai attacks and it does not believe in a photo op dialogue process.

The Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers are expected to meet at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington later this month, but so far, there is no confirmation over the structured meeting between the two leaders. This will be there first meeting after the Sharm el-Sheikh meeting.

The leaderships of the two countries will again meet at the SAARC summit in Thimpu later this month, but, there are no indications of a separate bilateral meeting so far.

India and Pakistan have developed cold feet on holding a future dialogue, and with infiltraion from Pakistan on the rise, tensions are bound to increase.

ANI




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