Talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York have ended. The Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon said in a briefing after the meeting that the talks were successful.
The Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon said in a briefing after the meeting that the talks were successful.
The issue of ceasefire violations by from the Pakistani side were raised during the meeting. The issue of cross-terrorism emanating from Pakistani
Menon said that both India and Pakistan have decided to task their Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) to suggest effective means to restore ceasefire on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
"They decided to task the DGMOs to suggest effective means to restore the ceasefire," said Menon.
Menon said that the situation is not conducive for talks with Pakistan. He maintained that peace and tranquility along the border is a precondition for further talks between the two countries.
Both the Prime Ministers invited each other to their countries. The invitations have been accepted by both the leaders though no dates have been fixed as yet for the visits.
The two Prime Ministers smiled and shook hands and exchanged pleasantries as they began their bilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting.
This was Singh's first one-on-one meeting with Sharif since the latter assumed office in June. Singh in his address to the UNGA on Saturday had said that he is looking forward to his meeting with the Pakistani PM and added that bilateral dialogue with Pakistan is the only way forward.
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