Diplomacy is not a take-away joint: Congress to Modi

Criticising the Narendra Modi government's policy towards Pakistan and China, Congress on Sunday said diplomacy is not a "take away joint" and asked the Prime Minister to take the country into confidence before working on any "strategic alliance" with the US.

'For India, Hafiz Saeed is an evil mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks'
'For India, Hafiz Saeed is an evil mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks'

Even as Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, called 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed a citizen who is “free to roam around” in the country, India on Monday said that the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief is an “evil mastermind” of the Mumbai terror attack.

No proposal for Modi-Sharif meeting in New York: Pak envoy

Pakistan Monday said it was not aware of any proposal for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the margins of UN General Assembly this month.

Hafiz Saeed is a Pak national, he is free to roam around: Abdul Basit
Hafiz Saeed is a Pak national, he is free to roam around: Abdul Basit

Even as New Delhi's demand that 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed be brought to justice remains unheeded, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Monday described the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief as a Pakistani national who is “free to roam around” in the country.

Keep the 'door ajar' to achieve whatever is possible: Pak to India

Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month's "political setback" and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the "door ajar" so that whatever was possible could be achieved.

Time for India, Pakistan to make a new beginning: Abdul Basit
Time for India, Pakistan to make a new beginning: Abdul Basit

Almost a month after New Delhi cancelled talks with Islamabad, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Thursday said that both the countries should make a new beginning.

India, Pakistan only stakeholders on issue of J&K, no one else: Govt

India on Tuesday hit back at Pakistan`s contention that the talking to separatists was the bottom-line for talks between the two countries was to engage all stakeholders.

Pakistan hopeful of stronger India ties despite talks

Pakistan remains hopeful of strengthening ties with India despite an angry New Delhi last week cancelling scheduled talks between the nuclear-armed rival neighbours, Pakistan`s high commissioner said Wednesday.

Kashmiri separatists legitimate stakeholders, meeting them a long-standing practice: Pak envoy

Just days after India cancelled a Foreign Secretary-level meeting with Pakistan, Islamabad`s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Wednesday stressed that his country was in favour of peace in the region.

CPI(M) criticises govt for calling off Indo-Pak talks

CPI(M) on Tuesday criticised the government for calling off the Indo-Pak talks after Kashmiri separatists met Pakistan High Commissioner, saying the decision was "inexplicable" as these meetings could be held only after the authorities permitted them.

Geelani meets Pakistani High Commissioner, says India`s decision to cancel talks `childish`

A day after India cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit amid protests.

Pak envoy invite to separatists `strange and ironical`: VHP

Jammu and Kashmir unit of VHP on Monday termed the invite by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to Kashmiri separatists as "strange and ironical", saying the neighbouring country is playing with the sovereignty of India.

BJP leaders welcome cancellation of Indo-Pak talks

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday welcomed the government`s decision to call off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan and said India will not tolerate any interference in its internal affairs by the neighbouring country.

J&K leaders, separatists say cancellation of Indo-Pak talks `unfortunate`

Separatists from Kashmir on Monday expressed surprise over India`s decision to cancel the proposed Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan saying it was "unfortunate" and would only ensure that the stand-off between the two countries continued.

Bilateral talks cannot resolve Kashmir issue: Separatist leader

Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday welcomed the upcoming Indo-Pakistan Foreign Secretary level talks but maintained that bilateral dialogue between the two countries would not resolve the Kashmir issue as people of the state were principle party to the dispute.

Pakistan envoy to talk to separatists before Foreign Secretary meet

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has invited separatist leaders from Kashmir "for consultations" at Delhi ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries on August 25.

Pak envoy provokes, says Kashmiris have Islamabad`s support for legitimate struggle

In yet another provocation just days ahead of the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks, the Pakistan High Commissioner here Thursday said his country extends "full diplomatic and moral support" for what he described as "legitimate struggle" of Kashmiris.

Pakistan says `forward` movement on Foreign Secretaries meeting

Pakistan is in touch with India for a meeting between their foreign secretaries as had been decided during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in May.

Modi welcome to visit Pakistan anytime, says envoy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be welcome whenever he chooses to visit Pakistan, said that country`s envoy here Friday.

Had no info on Hafiz Saeed-Vaidik meet, can`t arrest JuD chief: Pak envoy

Amid row over Ved Pratap Vaidik`s meeting with Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan Friday said it was not aware about the meeting and asserted that no action can be taken against the JuD Chief as there was no evidence against him.