Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Pakistan to attend the two-day SAARC Home Interior/Home Ministers’ conference which is to be held in the first week of August.
The conference has been scheduled for August 3 and 4, this will be the first visit by a senior Indian leader to Pakistan following the terror strike on the Pathankot air base.
TOI reports that Singh may have bilateral meetings with senior figures in the Nawaz Sharif government during this visit.
According to experts, the decision to allow Singh to travel to Pakistan at a time of heightened tensions could be intended to signal that New Delhi will fulfil its responsibilities in regional dialogues and neighbouring countries.
The announcement od Singh’s visit comes just days after External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has directly addressed Pakistan PM Sharif, stating that the neighbour’s dream of annexing Kashmir was not going to be realised till eternity.