We will talk, after all!
On July 29, 2009, our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a statement in Parliament. Part of his excerpt..
“I wish to reiterate that the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan know, after our recent meetings, that we can have a meaningful dialogue with Pakistan only if they fulfil their commitment, in letter and spirit, not to allow their territory to be used in any manner for terrorist activities against India. This message was repeated when the Foreign Ministers and Foreign Secretaries met. I stand by what I have said in Parliament — that there has been no dilution of our position in this regard“
On February 11, 2010, Pakistan has this to say..
“India has proposed talks between Foreign Secretaries Nirupama Rao and Salman Bashir to be held on either February 18 or 25. We are yet to respond to India’s suggestion but whenever the meeting takes place, we have to discuss all issues that are of importance to us. We strongly believe that with pre-conditions, we can’t have a dialogue”
Either India believes that
(a) Pakistan has “fulfilled its commitment” in containing terrorist activities or
(b) our Prime Minister has misguided the Parliament of India.