New York, Sep 29: National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon on Sunday said that the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan have extended an invitation to each other to meet again to take the bilateral talks process forward with the objective of resolving all outstanding issues between the two countries.
“Both sides (have) accepted, but a date has not been fixed,” Menon said after the over hour-long meeting between Prime Ministers’ Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly.
The meeting took place in a politically sensitive situation for both countries, given the multiple instances of cross-border ceasefire violations and militant attacks along the LoC over the past few months.
The India-Pakistan relationship has been especially stressed since August 6, when five Indian soldiers by were ambushed by Pakistani troops in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir. Since then, there have been multiple incidents of ceasefire violation along the LoC. Militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir have also increased. (ANI)