Saturday, July 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Pak President arrives today

Be realistic, PM tells General
Prime Minister Atal Behari VajpayeeNew Delhi, July 13
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today warned Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf that a dialogue between the two countries could succeed only “in a non-combative atmosphere” and urged him to take a more realistic approach ahead of the Sunday summit.

Pervez flays Simla Agreement
Pakistan President Pervez MusharrafDubai, July 13
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has ruled out accepting the Line of Control as a permanent border and said he is willing to extend his trip to India by another 48 hours if New Delhi is serious about finding a solution to the Kashmir issue.


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The national flags of India and Pakistan flutter on Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday, a day before the three-day India visit of Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf. 
— PTI photo

Euphoria gives way to scepticism on
summit eve

New Delhi, July 13
The euphoria and hype connected with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s three-day visit to India beginning tomorrow is giving way to an element of scepticism because of the sabre rattling reaching a high pitch and Islamabad trying to force the agenda unilaterally.



Special editorial
An opportunity at Agra?
By Hari Jaisingh
oth Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and President Pervez Musharraf should have a stake in the success of their summit at Agra. At least Mr Vajpayee has, because he is the author of the peace process which began with his bus journey to Lahore. He now has the national consensus behind him as Monday's all-party meeting showed. 

Indian agenda for Agra summit
n his deep throaty voice External Affairs and Defence Minister Jaswant Singh unveiled the contours of the Indian agenda for the Agra summit. Just the contours, leaving it to the nation and India-watchers in Pakistan to guess the real thing. New Delhi is ready and willing to discuss the Kashmir dispute and a possible solution to it.

Summit specials

Edit page:
Reshaping the relations
By I. K. Gujral

Nation page:
World media descends on Agra

Himachal page:
Summit: stakes high for Pakistan

Chandigarh page:
Anjum’s poetic message to Musharraf

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APHC’s tete-a-tete with Pak scribes
New Delhi, July 13
In a bid to cultivate the opinion of Pakistani people, Hurriyat Conference leaders today held a closed-door press meet exclusively for visiting Pakistani mediapersons who have descended in the capital to cover the historic summit.

Troops on high alert in J&K
Jammu, July 13
Army troops have been put on “high alert” in sensitive areas of Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Jammu division, to thwart any attempts by militants to strike during the Agra summit, a top Army official said here today.

In Windows today

A valley stripped of dreams
Aditi Tandon

The President’s itinerary: From siyasat to ziyarat

So much for India’s mehman nawazi!
by Fasih Ahmed

THIS ABOVE ALL: A penny for Jagjit Chohan
by Khushwant Singh


You want to see Taj? Here it is!

by Sandeep Joshi

Sites on itinerary sanitised
New Delhi, July 13
While the security forces and the Delhi police were giving final touches to the security net thrown around the places on the itinerary of the visiting Pakistani President, General Pervez Musharraf, there was considerable disappointment among the residents of dargah Hazrat Nizammuddin as his visit to this holy place has been dropped for some inexplicable reason.

SGPC sends ‘Sikh agenda’ to PM
Amritsar, July 13
Even as 170 Sikh shrines in Pakistan, which are in a dilapidated condition, are still closed and 20 others are in possession of people, the SGPC president, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi has sent a detailed ‘Sikh agenda’ to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister through special messengers for taking up with Gen Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan President, during the Agra summit, scheduled for July 15.


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