India ready for new round of talks with Pak: PC

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New Delhi, Mar 14: In an announcement which could revive hopes to resolve the Indo-Pak conflict, India on Friday, Mar 12 expressed it willingness to hold new round of talks with Pakistan.

Home Minister P Chidambaram said that India was open to new round of dialogues despite the failure of the first round of  the Foreign Secretary level talks.

"We tried to make a beginning with the foreign secretary talks, but nothing came out of it am afraid," home minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told a conference in New Delhi.

"But I am told we are still open to another round of talks between the foreign secretaries."

Reciprocating, India's stance, Pakistan's high commissioner to India Shahid Malik said  Pakistan too share an equal desire to resume composite dialogue.

"Yes, we have suggested a roadmap for future interaction and we hope India will respond to that," he told the conference.

The Foreign Secretary level talks between Pakistan and India on Feb 25 ended with both the countries expressing doubts on having a similar round of talks in the future.

At the end of the talks the Foreign Secretaries just agreed to 'keep in touch'.

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