The spokesman added that there is no proposal under consideration for a meeting between National Security Advisers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of UN General Assembly meeting. Pakistan on August 22 said that it had come to the conclusion that the proposed National Security Adviser NSA level talks between Pakistan and India would not serve any purpose if conducted on the basis of the two conditions laid down by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Sawaraj. The Indian foreign minister had earlier said in a presser that India had made clear on August 18 that the scheduled meeting between national security advisers will only discuss issues related to terrorism. Sawaraj had also said India did not recognise a third party in talks with Pakistan, referring to Pakistan's invitation to Hurriyat leaders for a meeting in Delhi.
Both are iconic parks, laden with history. But the former is bigger and, going by the number of aam aadmi who come there for recreation, less elitist. It was formerly known as Lawrence Gardens, honouring John Lawrence, India's viceroy from to Along with his older brother, Henry Lawrence, he played a major role in the affairs of the united Punjab during the British Raj, a saga well chronicled by Rajmohan Gandhi in his new book Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten.
An early morning walk from my hotel, Pearl Continental, has brought me to Bagh-e-Jinnah. It being the middle of June, the sun is already up and bright. As in Delhi, a city with which Lahore has so many similarities both have majestic forts, built by Moghul rulers at a time when Partition was inconceivableit's hot, which explained to me why there were so few people in the garden.
I am a little disappointed, because I have come here as much to meet common Pakistanis as to savour the joy of a morning walk in a garden.
My purpose is to have as much of Track III dialogue - conversations leading to contacts between ordinary Indians and Pakistanis - as possible during my brief five-day visit to Pakistan, to complement the Track II dialogue for which I had gone to Islamabad a couple of days back.
For the uninitiated, Track II is that conflict-resolution activity in which some of those who once took part in Track I - official government-to-government talks - but are now retired continue to meet, along with journalists, professionals and peace activists, to seek solutions to the vexed issues between our two countries.
Cynics see Track II as a post-retirement opportunity for former diplomats, soldiers, and senior government officials to travel and talk.
In his new book Shooting for a Century: Cohen writes about a journalist who sarcastically quipped at an Indo-Pak Track II meeting in Salzburg 'where the formers were suddenly and most insistently advocating peace': I was one of the 14 Indian members of a delegation that was led by Mani Shankar Aiyar.
The delegation also included our former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid. The Pakistani contingent comprised former minsters and retired diplomats and officials of the army and ISI, besides a few prominent journalists.
I have some experience of being associated with the Track I dialogue between India and Pakistan, having travelled with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his historic Bus Yatra to Lahore in at the invitation of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's then and present prime minister.
I had also accompanied Vajpayee on his visit to Islamabad for the SAARC summit, on the sidelines of which he had an important meeting with Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's then president. That meeting yielded the path-breaking joint statement in which Pakistan gave a commitment not to "permit any territory under its control to be used to support terrorism in any manner".
InI had gone with L. Advani, who was then president of the BJP, on his visit to Pakistan, which turned out to be historic in its own way. Yet, it made a unique intervention in the tortuous process of Indians and Pakistanis rediscovering each other - and also themselves.
His political career no doubt took a grievous hit after his visit to the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Karachi, and his mildly laudatory, yet factually incontrovertible, tribute to the founder of Pakistan.
He became the target of a vicious, motivated and ignorant attack by his colleagues in his own Sangh Parivar following his Pakistan visit. I too became a victim of this attack since I was suspected to have "misguided" Advani into making the "pro-Jinnah" comment.
Such contradictions between intent and effect are not uncommon in politics. Nevertheless, history will bear witness to the fact that Advani made one of the boldest and sincerest attempts to break the crust of prejudices that has enveloped Indo-Pak relations.
I dream of the day when divided hearts can be united; when divided families can be reunited; when pilgrims from one country - Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs - can freely go to holy sites located in the other country; and when people can travel and trade freely, while continuing to remain proud and loyal citizens of their respective countries.
Rather, it is a well-reasoned appeal that, being siblings by history and neighbours by geography, our two countries should live in peace and friendship, and not in permanent tension and enmity. The Track II meet in Islamabad was an effort to reiterate this appeal. A joint declaration adopted at the end of the dialogue welcomed the meeting, followed by a friendly exchange of letters, between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New Delhi in May this year.
It also urged the two leaders to resume the high-level inter-governmental dialogue between the two countries, stalled for the past five years, and take it to the point of full normalisation of bilateral relations.Extraordinary Military Powers and Right to Self Determination in Kashmir By Shweta Chaudhary India and Pakistan.
The Kashmir conflict is a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir region. The "Pak -India Dialogue: Single Point Agenda: Kashmir" (4 February ) PKKH.
6 9. The Kashmir dispute is the main centre-point of all of these conflicts with the exception of the Indo-Pakistan War of and Bangladesh Liberation War, which resulted in the secession of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
Jul 13, · In a turnaround, Pakistan asked for 'more evidence and information' from India on the Mumbai attack case and asserted that talks cannot take place without Kashmir being on the agenda, barely three.
India on the other hand asserts that with the Maharaja's signing the instrument of accession, Kashmir has become an integral part of India.
Due to all such political differences, this territorial claim has been the subject of wars between the two countries in and , and a limited conflict in Historically, the composite dialogue between Pakistan and India started when President Zia-ul-Haq’s visit to India in December , on his way back from SAARC Summit at Malay.
At that time, Indian PM Rajeev Gandhi and President Zia decided to start a dialogue process between the two countries. KASHMIR Conflict: One of the oldest unresolved problem pending in the United Nations dates back to According to the resolution adopted by UNCIP (United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan) on 13 August , the question of the accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or.