INDIAN Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said that only through a dialogue, relations between India and Pakistan can be normalised. Speaking to All India Radio on Sunday, Nirupama Rao said: We have had useful meeting with the Pakistani Foreign Secretary and our External Affairs Minister with his Pakistani counterpart. They were useful meetings that were held in New York last month. And during these meetings we were able to communicate to the Pakistani side that it is only through dialogue that we can normalise relations between the two countries and build more satisfying degree of understanding between the two countries. Rao also said that it was necessary for the Pakistan Government to address the threat of terrorism seriously. It is very essential and we were communicating this to the Pakistani side on behalf of the Government of India that the threat and the effect of terrorism by individuals from Pakistan is the cause of utmost concern for us, because we have been victims of terrorism, she added. Rao also emphasised that unless the Pakistani authorities take strict action against terrorists, particularly those involved in the Mumbai attacks last year, the process will never see an end to these problems.