Mumbai Attacks to Not Derail Negotiations with Pakistan

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Indian External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna said Thursday there would be no changes to talks with Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Khar following Wednesday’s serial explosions in Mumbai. “The talks with [Pakistan] are proceeding as scheduled,” confirmed foreign ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash. “There has been a heinous terrorist attack on Mumbai and we have duly noted the message of condolence from the president and prime minister of Pakistan.” A date hasn’t been finalized yet for the talks between Khar and Krishna in New Delhi, but Prakash said that it would be announced by the end of this month.