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Dialogue with Pakistan after new govt settles down: India

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NEW DELHI: India today said the composite dialogue with Pakistan will be resumed after the new government there settles down.

“It is not good that we say everything right at the outset. The atmosphere is good at the moment. Let it improve further to be conducive for talks,” Indian media quoted External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid as saying.

“Let the new government in Pakistan settle down and understand their job, then we can resume it. However, there are some issues on which both the government and people expect some progress, and we will get some satisfaction from it. Then things can move on smoothly from there,” he said.

The External Affairs Minister said there are some confidence building measures which are to be implemented by both the countries to further improve the atmosphere.

“There are confidence building measures like the most favoured nation status (to India) which they had decided earlier, but has not been implemented yet and the new visa regime which we have announced and

will enable travel of more people across the border is to be implemented. We can move forward one step at a time,” he said.

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