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India reiterates ‘national position’ on Kashmir during talks

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Kashmir dispute figured in the talks between India and Pakistan Thursday with New Delhi reiterating its ‘national position’, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said.

‘The issue (Kashmir) came up (during the talks),’ Rao told reporters after her meeting Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir here.

‘Their (Pakistani) position was on expected lines. I don’t want to get into details. We reiterated our national position,’ Rao added.

India has been maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part and there could be no compromise on redrawing borders. Before the talks began, Pakistan had stressed that Kashmir should be the core issue for the talks.

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