After Pulwama, India to put Track II initiative with Pakistan on hold

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  1. The Indian government has put on hold the Track 2 initiative with Pakistan which was meant to promote people-to-people contact between the two countries.
  2. The decision comes in the wake of the terror attack in Pulwama, which was claimed by Pak-based terror group JeM.
  3. Track 2 diplomacy is an unofficial dialogue and problem-solving activities aimed at building relationships and encouraging new thinking that can inform the official process. Track 2 activities typically involve influential academic, religious, NGO leaders and other civil society actors who can interact more freely than high-ranking officials.