Rajnath Singh will raise cross border terror at SAARC meet

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New Delhi, Aug 2: The visit by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference is on track. At the meet there would be no bi-lateral with Pakistan, but Singh would raise issues such as cross border terrorism and the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir being caused by Islamabad.

In the backdrop of Singh's visit, the Hizbul Mujahideen chief had threatened violence. The chief of the Lashkar-e-Taiba too had said that there would be nation wide protests against Singh's visit.

Rajnath will raise cross-border terror

Home Ministry officials however, pointed out that the visit is on track and a host of issues would be raised during the meet.

On the security aspect, the minister of state for Home, Kiren Rijiju had said that it is for Pakistan to deal with the security issue is anything arises. He also said that the meeting would be multilateral and not bilateral.

On the agenda

Although there would be no bilateral with Pakistan, the Home Ministry has worked out on an agenda paper. At the meet India would emphasise on the need for Pakistan to clean up their act in order to have a stable region. Issues such as cross border terror and infiltrations will be raised by Singh in a bid to convey a direct message to Pakistan.

On the sidelines of the meet, Singh would raise with Pakistan the Pathankot probe. He would also raise the issue pertaining to the NIA's visit to that country. The NIA was supposed to visit Pakistan in connection with the probe, but no date has been fixed as yet.

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