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India, Pakistan maritime talks may be scrapped

The annual India-Pakistan maritime dialogue was likely to be cancelled as no invitation had come from Islamabad, according to defence sources.

“The dialogue was scheduled to be held from March 19-21. But we did not get the invitation so far from Pakistan, the host” one source said.

The dialogue was cancelled due to recent tensions, a second source stated. Tensions had been high since the Pulawama terror attack on February 14 and the escalation that followed.

The dialogue was chaired by Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency based on a Memorandum of Understating signed in 2005.

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