Terrorism to top agenda of Indo-Pak Fn Sec talks

 
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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) Terrorism will top the agenda at the crucial round of the Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan to be held here on November 14-15.

Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon will meet his Pakistani counterpart Riaz Mohammad Khan for the dialogue which assumes special significance as it is being held after nearly a year.

The talks will also review the third round of the Composite Dialogue Process (CDP) and prepare a roadmap for future engagement.

The talks, scheduled to be held in July, were put on hold in view of the Mumbai bomb explosions which killed nearly 185 people. India says ISI was involved in the incident.

India will hand over ''some'' evidence about ISI involvement in the bomb explosions and has made it clear that it would put Pakistan to ''test'' how it cooperates in the fight against terrorism.

''We will only share information which requires line of investigation in Pakistan. A charge-sheet has to be filed first before the evidence is given,'' a senior official said while clarifying why only ''some' evidence would be given.

He, however, asserted that it did not mean that India did not have enough evidence. India had enough of it, he said.

''We wait to see how Islamabad fulfils its January 6, 2004, commitment about stopping the flow of terrorism from its soil,'' a senior official of the External Affairs Ministry said.

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