"The venue of the talks between India and Pakistan is now being shifted to foreign countries instead of holding it either here or there. India has all long been saying, the issue between the two countries should be resolved bilaterally but, fixing a venue for talks on foreign soil," CPI(M) general  secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters here.

Referring to the Foreign Secretary-level talks put on hold, Yechury said, "Frequent cancellation and postponement of talks is a dangerous trend. The issue should never be allowed to get space for any third party, but resolved bilaterally."

The National Security Advisors of both the countries had  met in Bangkok in December. Dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policy as "VIP diplomacy," he said people of the two countries should be allowed to meet.

"There is no point if the Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers and foreign secretaries of both countries meet and talk. People on both side of the border should be allowed to meet each other," Yechury said.

Stating that relations between India and Pakistan must improve, he accused PM Modi of using the Indo-Pak issue for political gains.

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