India says ready to hold terror-related talks with Pakistan


In a major policy statement on Thursday, India said it was willing to come back to the dialogue table with Pakistan to discuss matters relating to terrorism.

India’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said New Delhi was ready to engage in dialogue process with Pakistan in the light of terms and conditions agreed upon between the two countries at Ufa.

“The national security advisers (of the two sides) will hold talks on matters relating to terrorism,” he said.

Earlier, New Delhi had refused at least on two occasions to engage in talks with Pakistan.

Last year, the secretary level talks were put off by India while this year Pakistan National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz had to cancel his visit to India over unreasonable conditions put forth by New Delhi.

There was no comment from the Pakistani Foreign Office over the latest statement from India.