WASHINGTON (APP) - Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Tuesday indicated there could be no immediate resumption of composite dialogue with Pakistan and insisted Islamabad first address New Delhis concerns on the issue of terrorism. Speaking at Washingtons Woodrow Wilson Center, Rao claimed Indian has time and again, made genuine attempts to address outstanding issues, most importantly, the issue of terrorism through dialogue with Pakistan. My meeting with my Pakistan counterpart represented the latest such move. Despite the provocations we have faced constantly from terrorists whose linkages we have traced back to Pakistani soil, we have not abandoned the path of dialogue, she stated. The diplomat, who is on a six-day visit to the United States, said at the foreign secretaries meeting last month, Indias approach was to focus on our concerns regarding terrorism, pending humanitarian issues, and some bilateral visits that have been planned or spoken of, but have not taken place. Pakistan, a major victim of terrorism since the start of Afghan conflict on its Western border, has rejected Indian allegations regarding abetment of terrorism from its soil and citing its several actions says it is doing all it can to stem militancy from the region. Islamabad has also accused India of fomenting trouble in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan from Afghanistan. Pakistani Interior Minister said Monday that Indian hand cannot be ruled out in a spate of bombings that rocked Lahore last week. In her remarks, Rao said that for this dialogue to really make progress, Pakistan should take meaningful steps to address our concerns on terrorism. and went on to add that Pakistan cease the encouragement of terrorism targeted against India. Pakistan claims that it is in no position to give us such a guarantee that terrorism can be controlled by its authorities. In such a situation, the people of India who are already bitterly affected by the series of terrorist attacks directed against them, can hardly be expected to support the resumption of a full-blown Composite Dialogue with Pakistan, she said. Pakistani and Indian foreign secretaries met in New Delhi last month after a 15-month breakdown in the peace process. New Delhis reluctance to resume full peace process is seen in Islamabad as a ploy to evade talks on substantive security issues including Kashmir and water. Kashmir is widely regarded as the key dispute between the two nuclear nations and lawmakers and experts this week urged at a congressional hearing in Washington that resolution to the lingering conflict will help discourage militancy and violent extremism in the region and pave the way for durable peace and security in South Asia. The Indian diplomat is expected to meet US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser during her stay in Washington. She will also visit New York.