In a significant development, India has called off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan scheduled for August 25, reports said.
The reports said that the reason behind calling off the talks is the meet between “Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit with Kashmiri Pro-freedom groups”.
Pertinently, Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi had invited Kashmir Pro-freedom leadership for talks before the proposed meet between the two neighbours.
The timing of the meet between the Pakistan High Commissioner and Kashmir Hurriyat Leadership, reports said, had not gone well with ruling party BJP and opposition Congress as well.
The decision to hold Foreign Secretary-level talks, with a new government in power in India, came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an unprecedented diplomatic move, invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with other South Asian leaders to his swearing-in ceremony.