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Indo-Pak talks: Terrorism high on agenda
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August 26, 2005 20:03 IST

Terrorism and narco-trafficking will be high on the agenda when Pakistan's Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah holds talks with India's Home Secretary V K Duggal from Monday.

The two sides are likely to issue a joint statement at the end of the two-day talks on issues which are a part of the ongoing composite dialogue process, official sources said.

Shah, who arrives in New Delhi on Saturday, leading a 11-member delegation, will also meet Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Monday.

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During the past rounds, India had consistently raised the issue Pakistani territory being used for fomenting terrorism and drug trafficking in South Asia.

India had also asked Pakistan to dismantle the terror infrastructure and honour the commitment made by its President in the January 6, 2004 joint statement. According to the statement, Pakistan had agreed not allow its territory to be used by terrorist groups.

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The Indian brief for the talks was finalised by the Cabinet Committee on Security in Delhi on Thursday night. On Sunday, the Pakistani delegation would visit Agra [Images] and Ajmer.

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