Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will raise issue of cross border terrorism & state sponsorship of militants at SAARC Home Ministers’ meet to be held in Islamabad, said sources on Tuesday.
This will be the first visit to Pakistan by any senior Indian leader after the Pathankot attack on January 2, which created tension between the two countries.
Following the heightened tensions between the nations, no bilateral talks have been scheduled with Pakistan on the sidelines of SAARC meet, said sources.
The meet has been scheduled for August 5, 2016.
“The SAARC meeting is a multilateral meeting. There are some commitments. He is not going to give some message or having a separate meeting with (the) Pakistani Home Minister,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters in New Delhi on Monday.
He was responding to questions about threats made by the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder over the Home Minister’s visit. Saeed warned of a countrywide protest in Pakistan by his outfit if Singh arrives in Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference.