Kerry encourages India to hold dialogue with Pakistan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the Ukraine crisis after his meetings with other foreign ministers in Paris, March 5, 2014. Kerry spoke to reporters at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has begun talks with Indian leadership to encourage dialogue with Pakistan over the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
A senior U.S. official said Pakistan’s concerns over India-Afghanistan ties will also be raised in talks with National Security, Adviser Ajit Doval and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
John Kerry is in New Delhi for the annual U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.
Earlier, New Delhi rejected Pakistan’s invitation to hold talks on the future of Indian Occupied Kashmir.


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