NSA talks: Ball to roll back into Pakistan's court

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New Delhi, Aug 22: India will not accept the condition set by Pakistan that the talks between the two National Security Advisors will include Kashmir. Ajit Doval, India's National Security Advisor who briefed the Prime Minister a while ago has made it clear that the talks will be "terror only."

A majority view in the government of India is that the talks should not focus on Kashmir and Pakistan has dragged in the "K" word at the last minute only with an intent of derailing the talks.

NSA talks: Ball to roll back into Pakistan's court.
India will omit "K" word:

India has made it clear that Kashmir shall not figure in the talks. The Indian government is unlikely to accept the statements made by Pakistan's NSA, Satraj Aziz.

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He had a while ago made it clear that there shall be no pre-conditions during the talks and said that Kashmir shall be discussed. He also said that there should be no pre-condition by India on meeting with the separatists.

Not to divert form Ufa agreement:

India will make it clear that the Ufa agreement between the two Prime Ministers had decided that the talks would only be on terror. Kashmir was not part of the agenda.

India will tell Paksitan that the agenda set in Ufa cannot be changed now and Pakistan must honour the same. India is likely to tell Pakistan that a meeting with the separatists will not be allowed while putting the onus back on them to decide on whether to talk or not.

At the moment India is in no mood to take any decision on whether to call off the talks or not. A while ago, Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister of India had made it clear that it is entirely up to Pakistan whether to call off the talks or not.

He had also said that the decision by Pakistan to invite the Hurriyat for talks was a provocative decision and was not acceptable to India.

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