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last year and met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at his home in Lahore.
Bambawale added that comprehensive bilateral dialogue was scheduled to be held on January 15 but attack on Pathankot Airbase on January 2 this year changed the scenario completely.
The Indian high commissioner said that diplomats from both the side are working for creating such an environment where dialogue process can be resumed.
He added that India is ready to discuss all the issues with Pakistan. “All the bilateral issue will be discussed once the dialogue process is restored,” the high commissioner said.
Both the countries should resume the sports activities as well, he added. “Pakistan and India should play hockey matches beside cricket as it will bring the people from both sides much closer,” he suggested.
Prime Minister’sAdviser on Foreign Affairs Satraj Aziz had earlier said India was avoiding dialogue with Pakistan because that meant issues such as Kashmir will have to be negotiated.
Contradicting Indian premier Narendra Modi’s recent statement in which he placed the onus of stalled talks on Pakistan, Aziz asserted Pakistan was not refraining from talks with its neighbour.
He said Pakistan had plans for extensive talks with India on issues such as Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, economic cooperation, trade, visas and the detainment of fishermen, amongst others.