Axing talks by Pakistan unfortute: Rajth
New Delhi, Aug 23: Home Minister Rajanth Singh said on Sunday that Pakistan's decision to call off the NSA level talks was "unfortute" as India wanted them to be held for better bilateral ties.
"It is unfortute that Pakistan has called off the talks. India wanted to have talks," the minister told reporters here. Rajth Singh said Kashmir was never on the agenda of the proposed meeting between tiol security advisers Sartaj Aziz of Pakistan and Ajit Doval of India. "Ye agenda pehle kyun hi tey karliya? Ye (Kashmir) toh mudda kabhi thaa hi. (They should have fixed the agenda beforehand. Kashmir was never on the talks agenda)," he said. "India wants to have good relations with its neighbours," he added.
In a Saturday night statement, Pakistan said it had concluded that the NSA talks would not serve any purpose if conducted on the basis of the two conditions laid down by India. In reply, India's exterl affairs ministry said: "Pakistan's decision is unfortute. India did not set any preconditions. IANS