After India-Pakistan NSA-Level Talks Fiasco, Military Talk in Doldrums: Report

After India-Pakistan NSA-Level Talks Fiasco, Military Talk in Doldrums: Report

File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia

Islamabad: After the cancellation of NSA-level talks, proposed meetings between top military officials of India and Pakistan are now unlikely, a media report said today.

Pakistan cancelled the talks on Saturday after India clearly said that it would not allow a meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders and talks will only focus on terrorism.

The Express Tribune said that with the NSA talks called off due to differences over the agenda as well as Pakistan's invitation to Hurriyat leaders, the meetings between Director General Military Operations (DGMOs) as well as heads of Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Force are uncertain.

The paper quoted an official as saying that the Ufa agreement has now become "controversial" and "irrelevant" as a result of cancellation of the NSA-level talks.

During their meeting in the Russian city of Ufa last month Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PM Narendra Modi had agreed on meetings between DGMOs and heads of Pakistan Rangers and BSF.

India wanted the two meetings before the NSA-level talks but Islamabad proposed September 6 for the meeting between the heads of Rangers and BSF, which would be followed by the DGMOs' meeting.
 
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