Indian envoy meets advisor to Pakistani PM

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Indian envoy meets advisor to Pak PM
Islamabad, Sept 3: Senior officials from India and Pakistan today met here and are believed to have discussed the recent ceasefire violations along the LoC and a possible meeting between their premiers on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York later this month.

Indian diplomatic sources said that High Commissioner T C Raghavan called on Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at the Pakistan Foreign Office.

They said it was a "courtesy visit". However, state-run Radio Pakistan reported that the two officials also discussed tension on the LoC and "proposed" meeting between the Prime Ministers of the two countries.

They said it was a "courtesy visit". However, state-run Radio Pakistan reported

There is a huge speculation here on a possible meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Pakistan has publicly said that a meeting between the two leaders will help bilateral relations.

India has not officially responded. Sources say back channel parleys are on to reduce the tension that spiralled after five Indian soldiers were killed on August 6 at the LoC.

PTI

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