India & Pakistan

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Print edition : September 19, 2014

Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit (right) after their meeting at in New Delhi on August 18. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (left) and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on May 27. Photo: Shahbaz Khan/PTI

People of the border village Abdullian in Jammu take shelter in an Indian Army bunker during firing from the Pakistan side of the Line of Control on August 24. Photo: AFP

The Modi government’s decision to call off the scheduled talks between the Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan and India will for all practical purposes mean the suspension of meaningful peace talks between the countries for the duration of the NDA’s term in office.
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