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Indo-Pak nuclear talks from Dec 14

October 20, 2004 20:31 IST
Last Updated: October 20, 2004 20:37 IST


India and Pakistan on Wednesday announced dates for expert-level talks on nuclear and conventional Confidence Building Measures, commencement of the proposed Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service and six other issues, beginning in the last week of November.

While talks on nuclear CBMs will be held in Islamabad on December 14 and 15, the one on conventional CBMs will follow on December 15 and 16.

The two sides are expected to take up a draft agreement on advance notification of missile tests during this meeting. The Foreign Ministries in Islamabad and New Delhi simultaneously announced the schedule on eight subjects for which there was an agreement in principle during the visit of Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri to India in September.

The meeting on starting bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir will be held in New Delhi on December 7 and 8. The issue of documents to be carried by those wishing to use this service has been a subject of intense debate between the two sides.

While New Delhi contends that passports should be permitted as travel documents, Pakistan feels that for using this bus service from J&K to PoK, an agreed document other than passport should also be allowed.


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