New Delhi: Amid new disclosures on 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal's links with Pakistani terrorists and state actors, the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan Wednesday began two-day talks that will focus on peace and security and Jammu and Kashmir.

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‘State helps in wiping out 26/11 terror’

The Indian delegation is being led by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and comprises, among others, Y.K. Sinha, joint secretary in charge of Pakistan in the external affairs ministry, and Syed Akbaruddin, the ministry's spokesperson.

The Pakistani delegation is led by Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and comprises senior officials of Pakistan's foreign office.

Dossier on Jundal 

With a view to prove the claims of Pakistan government wrong that its state machinery was no way involved in 26/11 Mumbai attack, India will hand over a dossier along with Pakistani passport of recently arrested terrorist Abu Jundal during Foreign Secretary level talks.

The passport was issued by Pakistan government to Jundal which also proves that the arrested terrorist worked hands in glove with Pak authorities to spread terrorism especially against India.


Pak agencies involvement in 26/11 attack

Recently Pakistan Interior Minister Rahman Malik had denied that Jundal ever entered his country through legal routes. The Pakistani delegation led by Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani will be handed over the documents indicting the Pak agencies for abetting act of terror aimed against India. The documents reveal that Jundal was issued passport and domestic identity cards in the name of Riyasat Ali, a resident of Sheikhpura in Pakistan's Punjab province.

These documents were issued to Jundal, a prime accuse of 26/11 Mumbai attack, in 2009 and were to be renewed in 2014. He visited Saudi Arabia, from where he was recently nabbed and brought to India, to raise funds and other resources for Lashkar-e-Toiba. Just after learning about the detention of the Leshkar operative in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan authorities tried to get his custody in a bid to cover up the evidences showing state agencies’ role in acts of terror aimed against India.

Sarabjit release

Apart from terror, the issue of release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row for the last 20 years, is also expected to be taken up by India.

The Foreign Secretaries' meeting was to be a precursor to talks between the Indo-Pak Foreign Ministers scheduled for the latter half of July in Islamabad. But the ministerial-level talks have been postponed as the dates were clashing with the Presidential poll here. The talks are likely to take place in August, according to officials.

The Indo-Pak dialogue, which was stalled following the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008, resumed last year with both sides holding a series of meetings on the eight components under the 'Composite Dialogue' format, including terrorism, Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek and Trade.


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