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Security Officials from India, Pakistan Meet in Thailand

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Top security officials from India and Pakistan met in the Thai capital, Bangkok, for talks on regional and security issues.

Sunday's meeting was attended by the national security advisors of both countries and included discussions on peace and security, terrorism and the disputed region of Kashmir, according to a joint statement issued after the talks.

The statement said the meeting was held in a "candid, cordial and constructive atmosphere." It added that both sides "agreed to carry forward the constructive engagement."

The talks follow last week's meeting of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks in Paris.

Talks between the two countries was originally set to be held in August but were cancelled after the two sides could not agree on an agenda.

Since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, India and Pakistan have fought three wars - two of them over the Himalayan region of Kashmir which they both claim.

Some material for this report came from AP and AFP.

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