India & Pakistan

Back to square one

Print edition : September 18, 2015

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at a press conference in New Delhi on August 22. She said that India was willing to discuss all outstanding issues, including Kashmir, "but only when violence and terrorism end". Photo: V. Sudershan

Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan's National Security Adviser and de facto Foreign Minister. He said he would travel to New Delhi only if the Indian government recognised that no serious dialogue was possible if Kashmir was not on the agenda. Photo: Farooq NAEEM/AFP

Once again the two countries fail to see past their differences and resume the dialogue process, which alone will enable them to combat together the serious threat of terrorism.
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