India and Pakistan
today reaffirmed their resolve to make serious, sustained and result
oriented efforts for seeking an amicable resolution of Siachen.
In a joint statement issued at the end of the two-day Defence Secretary
level talks in Rawalpindi, it was agreed to continue dialogue on Siachen
in keeping with the desire of the leaders of both countries for early
resolution of all outstanding issues. The talks were held in a cordial
and friendly atmosphere.
Both sides acknowledged that the ceasefire was holding since 2003.
The Indian delegation was headed by Shri Shashikant Sharma while Ms.
Nargis Sethi led the Pakistani side. Shri Sharma also called on the
Minister for Defence Syed Naveed Qamar.
It was agreed that the next round of talks on Siachen will be held in
New Delhi on mutually convenient dates, to be fixed through diplomatic