Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan: Hurriyat redline, midnight deadline

India FM Sushma

The scheduled NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan plunged into uncertainty less than 24 hours before they were to take place with neither side ready to blink.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Saturday that Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security, was welcome in New Delhi if Pakistan could give an assurance by midnight that talks would be confined only to terror.