Pakistan Calling off NSA Talks Unfortunate: India

External Affairs Minister Spokesperson Vikas Swarup while reacting to Pakistan\'s decision said India only reiterated that Islamabad respect the spirit of the Shimla and Ufa Agreements to which it was already committed.

Published: 22nd August 2015 11:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2015 11:48 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: India tonight described as unfortunate Pakistan's decision to call of the Indo-Pak NSA-level talks, asserting that it did not set any "pre-conditions" as stated by that country.

External Affairs Minister Spokesperson Vikas Swarup while reacting to Pakistan's decision said India only reiterated that Islamabad respect the spirit of the Shimla and Ufa Agreements to which it was already committed.

"Pakistan's decision is unfortunate. India did not set any preconditions.

"We only reiterated that Pakistan respect the spirit of the Simla & Ufa Agreements to which it was already committed," the spokesperson said in two tweets, shortly after the Pakistan Foreign Ministry made the announcement in Islamabad.

 A statement by the Pakistan Foreign Ministry had said, "Pakistan reiterates that the scheduled NSA level talks cannot be held on the basis of the preconditions set by India."

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