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India, Pakistan Agree on Ballistic Missile Tests Notification


India and Pakistan have agreed to notify each other before they test ballistic missiles.

The notification agreement was reached during wide-ranging talks Thursday in Islamabad between Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and his Pakistani counterpart, Riaz Mohammed Khan.

Mr. Khan told reporters a formal accord will be signed by foreign ministers of the two countries when they meet in Islamabad in October. India and Pakistan already have a notification agreement on other types of missiles.

The two officials also reviewed and evaluated the progress made so far in two rounds of talks held under the 19-month old peace process between the two neighbors.

Mr. Khan and Mr. Shyam will meet again on Friday to work on an agenda for talks later this month between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in New York.

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