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India, Pakistan should initiate talks: German Foreign Minister

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German on Tuesday voiced concern over escalating tension between and and urged and to initiate talks to de-escalate the situation.

Addressing a press conference here, said, "I am concerned about the tense relations between and I urge and to solve disputes through dialogues."

Mass reached on Tuesday for his two-day visit.

Tensions between and heightened following the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel. Pakistan-based claimed responsibility for the attack.

Less than two weeks after the attack, India carried out air strikes at a JeM training camp in Balakot in Pakistan, eliminating a "large number" of terrorists, according to India's

The very next day, Pakistani jets violated Indian air space and dropped bombs in the Rajouri sector in India said it foiled an attempt by the to carry out strikes in the state by shooting down an fighter plane.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 18:59 IST