"All these years, since 2004, Pakistan has been indulging in cross-border terrorism, including the famous ones like the 26/11 attack on Mumbai. Then, recently, we have seen their behaviour at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, which is totally  objectionable. So, is this the right atmosphere and the right time to talk to Pakistan at the summit level?" Sinha asked, while talking over a television channel.

"Terror and talks should not go together. This is the arrangement and the understanding that has been established between India and Pakistan, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister," Sinha said.

The highly volatile relationship between both nations took a nosedive in recent times after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire a number of times and allegedly killed several Indian soldiers at LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for the US on Wednesday and he had said that he would meet Nawaz Sharif in New York on September 29, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Before that meeting, he will meet US President Barack Obama Sep 27 in Washington.

(JPN/Agencies)

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