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Imran Khan writes to PM Modi, urges resumption of India-Pakistan talks

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Comprehensive bilateral dialogue between India and Pakistan was launched in December 2015, however, it was stalled after the dastardly terror attack on Pathankot air base in January, 2016.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 20, 2018 13:46 IST
Imran khan writes letter to PM Modi
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan with PM Narendra Modi (Photo/Twitter@MEAIndia)

In a fresh move seeking dialogue between the two neighbouring nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Imran Khan in his letter has sought dialogue between his foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York later this month.

Imran's letter is in response to the one PM Modi had written to him days ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. 

Comprehensive bilateral dialogue between India and Pakistan was launched in December 2015, however, it was stalled after the dastardly terror attack on Pathankot air  base in January, 2016. 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had visited Islamabad for Heart of Asia conference in December 2015 which was the last substantial engagement between India and Pakistan. 

Imran Khan has been talking of peace between India and Pakistan ever since he won the general elections last month. 

"To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts including Kashmir," Imran Khan had said soon after taking oath as the PM. 

The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place. The ties between the two countries had strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in 2016.

The sentencing of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to death by a Pakistani military court in April over espionage charges last year further deteriorated the bilateral relations.

Pakistan's continuous violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has added to the tension between the two nuclear-capable countries.

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