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India not to oppose Pak entry into ASEAN Forum
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 8
Firm indications that the Indo-Pak bonhomie is here to stay were available today as New Delhi decided not to oppose Pakistanís entry into the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).

Sources today said Indiaís stand on opposition to Islamabadís entry into ARF was softened after Pakistan gave a written assurance to Indonesia ó the current ARF Chairman ó that it would not raise bilateral contentious issue, including Jammu and Kashmir, at the meetings of the grouping.

The Indonesian Foreign Minister had recently conveyed the Pakistani assurance to External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha following which the Government of India was understood to have taken the decision of not opposing Pakistanís entry in the ARF.
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