Despite India’s resolute stance on discouraging Pakistan from engaging in any talks with separatists, a shift in India’s position has occurred as India-Pakistan dialogues are to continue irrespective of Pakistan’s engagement of the separatists in Kashmir.
Sources confirm that Pakistan is allowed to talk with whoever they want as long as there are two stakeholders. In spite of the paradigm shift, the Indian govt has maintained that there will only be two stakeholders in the situation and two parties in the bilateral dialogue.
Dialogue with Pakistan has been repeatedly called off, first with the foreign secretaries and then followed by the cancellation of the talk between the National Security Advisor and the Foreign Minister mainly because of Pakistan’s involvement in negotiations with separatists.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the dialogue with India and Pakistan will continue without these pre-conditions.