In a major decision, the Indian government has said that Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers will meet in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week.
However, the government said that it will be a meeting rather than resumption of dialogue.
It is said that New Delhi agreed to a meeting between Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Pakistan’s request.
It need be recalled that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The government, however, rejected Imran Khan’s proposal for a SAARC summit in Pakistan.
Imran Khan, who took charge as Pakistan prime minister last month, had written to PM Modi asking that India and
Pakistan resume dialogue that has been suspended since 2015.
Details of the letter dated September 14 emerged a day after a soldier’s throat was slit by Pakistani troops at the International Border, after which the Border Security Force lodged a strong protest with the Pak Rangers.>