India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting

November 24, 2013 3:02 AM

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India, on Thursday, said it was awaiting a date from Pakistan on a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries as was decided during the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York in September.

As a follow-up of an outcome of Singh-Sharif meeting, a request for an "early" meeting between the Directors General of Military Operations was made by India when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had talks with his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz on the margins of Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' (ASEM) conference last week.

"Pakistan needs to give us a date," a top government source said here, adding that India has been raising the issue of ceasefire violations time and again at various levels.

Last week, briefing the reporters on Khurshid-Aziz meeting, the External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson had said, "the principal focus of the meeting was to try and take on from where the last diplomatic engagement between India and Pakistan ended and that was the two Prime Ministers meeting in New York."

The two Prime Ministers had agreed that the pre-condition for movement forward between India and Pakistan would be peace and tranquillity on the Line of Control, he had said.

"And therefore, there was a discussion on that matter and both agreed that it was important that the DGMOs should meet at an early date because that is what can take this further," the Spokesperson had said.

Even after a decision on the meeting of DGMOs was taken by the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York nearly seven weeks back, there has been no movement in this regard.


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