India-Pak foreign ministers to meet in New York
21 September 2018
India has accepted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal for a meeting between foreign ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of the ongoing annual UN General Assembly session in New York, on a day when Pakistani border guards slit the throat of a BSF jawan.
Following the dastardly killing of the BSF jawan, Pakistan-baked terrorists abducted and killed three policemen, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) in South Kashmir's Shopian district. A civilian, who was also abducted along with the three personnel, was set free today.
The abductions were made from the houses of the policemen in Kapran village.
Earlier, on 31 August, the militants had abducted 11 relatives of Jammu and Kashmir policemen.
A statement purportedly issued by Hizbul operational commander Riyaz Naikoo, on the social media said that henceforth the militants would follow "an eye for an eye policy".
Yesterday, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar announced that India had agreed to a meeting between foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Pakistan's request. He, however, made it clear that it was only a meeting and should not be seen as the resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue.
Terrorists had also abducted civilians, according to the police. The search operation soon turned into an encounter following the open fire by the terrorists. One terrorist was killed in the operation.
Finance minister’s of India and Pakistan will meet at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The move comes after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi proposing a meeting between the two foreign ministers. “EAM will, therefore, erase this issue in her meeting with the Pakistani foreign minister on sidelines of UNGA,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.