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New strain in India-Pakistan relations as top-level meeting canceled
New strain in India-Pakistan relations as top-level meeting canceled

Relations between India and Pakistan suffered a setback Monday when India’s foreign minister canceled a meeting with her Pakistani counterpart. Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said she would not visit Pakistan for the Aug. 25 meeting because a Pakistani envoy had met with a separatist leader from the disputed Kashmir region. The meeting between Pakistan’s high commissioner in India, Abdul Basit, and separatist leader Shabir Shah “raises questions on Pakistan’s intention,” India’s foreign ministry spokesman, Syed Akbaruddin, told ANI News. He said Singh had told Basit before the Kashmir meeting “that they can have dialogue either with...

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