India hints at restarting peace talks with new Pakistan govt
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India hinted on Thursday at restarting peace talks with rival and neighbour Pakistan that stalled over clashes earlier this year in the disputed region of Kashmir.
Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said India would be "picking up the threads" of peace talks with the new Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which was elected in May.
"There is a new government in Pakistan now. We will be picking up the threads from where we left off with the old government," Ms Singh told reporters in New Delhi on her first day in the job.
However, she said that any dialogue with Islamabad "presupposes an environment free of violence and of terror".