March 2018 News

India, Pakistan Need To Sit And Talk Over Kashmir Border Tensions: US

1 March 2018
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: The United States has urged India and Pakistan to sit down and talk about the issues that increase tensions between South Asia's two nuclear-armed neighbours, Pakistani Media reported on Thursday. 'We think that both sides would certainly have to sit down and have talks about that,' US State Department's Spokesperson Heather Nauert was quoted as saying by Dawn News. She was responding to a question about the cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan that has continued unabated for the past several weeks in Kashmir region. Meanwhile, Indian media had reported on Tuesday that Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries may meet in Kabul this week on the sidelines of an international conference on Afghanistan, which began on Wednesday. This could be the first face-to-face meeting between senior officials of the two countries since December 2017, when Indian and Pakistani national security advisers met in Bangkok. Nauert, Dawn News reported, said although the conference was about Afghanistan, the participants would also talk about 'the broader region,' which included both Pakistan and India. 'We look forward to being a part of that meeting.'