India sets condition for talks with Pakistan

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India sets condition for talks with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - India has set condition for talks with Pakistan, Indian media has reported.

Even as Pakistan Prime Minister hoped to have talks with India following the release of IAF Pilot, India has ruled out any chance of talks at any level with Islamabad.

India has demanded that Pakistan must take "immediate and verifiable action" against the Jaish-e-Mohammed, responsible for the Pulwama attack before it can hope for talks.

Sources in India said on Saturday that there is no chance of dialogue at any level with Pak until it takes credible and visible action against terrorists.

On Thursday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said Islamabad is ready for talks with India on all issues including terrorism, maintaining that dialogue is the "only way" for peace and stability in the region.

India on Thursday told Pakistan that it has to take concrete steps against the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group before they could engage in talks.

Pakistan must take "immediate and verifiable action" against the JeM and that it must immediately stop any groups or individuals associated with terrorism operating from its territories, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood after the Pulwama attack.