New Delhi, Sep 21: India has cancelled External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's proposed meeting with her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of UNGA session. India's decision follows killing of three SPOs in Kashmir by Pakistani trained terrorists. Earlier Congress had opposed the meeting saying " this Govt does not have the courage to own up their guilts. They have chosen a day to decide on talks when the soldiers in J&K are mercilessly killed".Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday had taken a dig at the government for agreeing to hold a meeting of the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session."Monday-No talks, says MoS Defence, Tuesday-No talks, says HM, Wednesday-No Talks, says Defence Minister, Thursday-FMs will meet says MEA. That is a lesson on 'How to make foreign policy?'," Chidambaram said in a tweet.This would have been first such high-level interaction between the neighbours after three years. However, the government had said that the coming meeting was not resumption of the dialogue process between both the countries.
News24 Bureau/ IANS