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Indian Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharama shakes hands with Pakistani Defence Secretary Nargis Saithi (L) before start of talks at the Defence Ministry in Rawalpindi on June 11, 2012. — Photo by AFP

RAWALPINDI: The two-day secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan concluded here on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

The Pakistan side was led by Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi and the Indian side by her counterpart Shashikant Sharma.

The defence secretaries moreover signed a joint statement at the end of the talks.

Speaking to media representatives, the Indian defence secretary said that the two countries had made progress on the Siachen dispute.

Sharma said both sides had exchanged recommendations in order to resolve the dispute. He said India and Pakistan had prepared a list of recommendations for a resolution which would be presented to both governments.

The two countries also agreed to hold foreign minister talks in Islamabad in July which would focus on the Siachen dispute along with other outstanding issues.

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