PM confirms meeting with Nawaz Sharif on sidelines of UN meet

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has confirmed a bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meet in New York.

In a statement before leaving for the United States, Dr. Singh said: "During my visit to New York, I also look forward to bilateral meetings with the leaders of some of our neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan."

Tension has been running high along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District since August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed by Pakistan's Specialist Forces.

After that incident and a series of ceasefire violations at the LoC, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had urged the Prime Minister not to hold talks with Sharif unless Pakistan demonstrated some commitment to ending attacks in India. (ANI)


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