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Pak govt ready for talks, army isn't: PM to Obama

November 08, 2010 12:41 IST

At Monday's delegation-level talks between the United States and India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made it clear to US President Barack Obama that Pakistan's civilian government was ready to chart a course for peace but the army was not yet ready, top-level sources told this correspondent.

He also pointed out that Foreign Minister SM Krishna was badly treated in Pakistan in July at the bilateral talks between the two sides, the sources said.

The delegation level talks were preceded by restricted talks between Dr Singh and Obama where the prime minister was accompanied by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Foreign Minister SM Krishna, and Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon.

After the talks concluded, Obama met with CEOs of major corporates, before heading to the press conference.

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi