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Rekha Dixit
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S Jaishankar accepts Pakistan's invitation for talks

S-Jaishankar-invited Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar | PTI

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has conveyed his willingness to go to Pakistan, in response to an invitation by his counterpart from the neighbouring nation.

According to sources, India has proposed that the foreign secretary level talks should focus on cross border terrorism, which is central to the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The date of the meeting has not yet been announced.

India has also conveyed to Pakistan its rejection of their 'entirely self-serving allegations' regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India and over which Pakistan has no locus standi.

The foreign secretary level talks were proposed to take ahead the bonhomie created after Prime minister Narendra Modi's impromptu visit to Pakistan to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharief last year. However, within days, the Pathankot air base was attacked by terrorists exported from across the border and the talks were put on hold.

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