India seeks info on Headley, Rana from Pak

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New Delhi, Feb 25: In the first ever meeting between India and Pakistan after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, India has asked Pakistan to arrest the mastermind of the Mumbai carnage Hafiz Saeed.

The Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries is underway here at the Hyderabad House here.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who met her Pakistan counterpart Salman Bashir, has reportedly raised all the major issues straining the bilateral ties between the neighbours and has handed over a fresh dossier on the Nov 2008 terror attacks to Pakistan.

As per the latest media reports India has also sought information on Pakistan-origin American David Coleman Headley and Pakistan-origin Canadian Rana and their role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

While India raised the issue of Pak-based terrorism and demanded that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Saeed and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) - JuD leader Abdur Rehman Makki should be dealt with, Pakistan brought up the issue of Balochistan, reveal sources.

Even though the Indian and Pakistani leaders met at Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt in 2009, this is the first structured dialogue between the nations after the Nov 2008 attacks.

The issue of Balochistan also surfaced when it was said that Pakistan handed over a dossier on Balochistan to India in Egypt. This caused chaos in India as the issue invited a heated debate in the Parliament.

These talks are crucial in many ways as the the outcome of the dialogue will set road map for the ties between the countries.

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