Rajnath Singh To Visit Islamabad For SAARC Meeting; Expected To Raise ‘Pathankot’ Issue

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3:02 pm 28 Jul, 2016

Amid heating tensions with Pakistan due to ongoing Kasmir unrest, Home Minister Rajnath Singh is set to fly out to Islamabad so as to attend South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) meeting next week.

Singh will fly out on the morning of August 3, and will head to Islamabad where SAARC meeting is set to take place.


According to sources, Singh is set to raise the issue of cross-border terrorism that has taken place over the months.

Singh’s visit comes amid growing tensions between India and Pakistan over the ongoing Kashmir unrest, for which India blames Pakistan.

There are also reports that state that Singh will rise the ‘Pathankot terror attack’ issue so as to remind Islamabad of its “reciprocity” in the joint probe that took place.


Back in 2005, the Heads of State had decided that the SAARC Interior/Home Ministers would meet annually to strengthen cooperation between the countries so as to counter terrorism that take place in border areas.

They all had agreed that terrorism was a challenge to all and is a threat to humanity.

The decision had then led to the first meeting of SAARC Interior/Home Ministers which was held in Dhaka in 2006.

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