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No talks with Pakistan till it stops terror: Home Ministry

No talks with Pakistan till it stops terror: Home Ministry

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh denied reports of bilateral talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nisar Ali Khan during SAARC Conference in Kathmandu scheduled to be held on September 18.

Rubbishing the reports of meeting his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of SAARC conference, Singh said that he is of the firm opinion that terror and talks cannot go together.

"Unless Pakistan stops terrorism and violence, no dialogue is possible," the Home Minister's office said in a tweet on Monday.

While addressing a rally in Haryana's Palwal district Sunday, Singh had said that India will strongly retaliate if Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire, however, expressing his desire to maintain good relations with Islamabad.

Earlier on August 26, during the DGMO - level talks India had strongly protested against the ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Rangers. For 45 days since July 17, there have been 34 ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

(With agency inputs)

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