Sushma Swaraj dismisses Indian participation in SAARC in Pakistan, she said this

Swaraj, responding to questions, emphasised that though ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri were attending the Kartarpur event in Lahore.

Amid reports that Pakistan will extend invite to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for SAARC summit, the Indian side has clarified that it will not attend the SAARC summit in Pakistan.

Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed the fact and emphasised that the Kartarpur corridor project between the two countries will not lead to talks unless Pakistan stops sponsoring terror.

Swaraj, responding to questions, emphasised that though ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri were attending the Kartarpur event in Lahore.

She added that it should not be seen in the context of dialogue that has been suspended between the countries since 2013.

The speculations on talks comes even when a top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who had killed senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar was shot dead by security forces in Budgam district.

The Kartarpur corridor will allow Indian Sikh pilgrims to travel to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur without a visa.

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