INDIA on Tuesday blamed 'Pakistans overreach for the failure of their foreign minister-level talks in July and underlined that New Delhis 'incremental and graduated approach to address the trust deficit was not directed at avoiding sensitive issues. Our efforts to bridge the trust deficit and pave the way for a serious and comprehensive dialogue were thwarted by a level of overreach by Pakistan that complicated the resumption of a sustained dialogue process, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said at a seminar on Pakistan organised by Jamia Milia Islamia in New Delhi, reported Hindustan Times. However, we do not view this as a setback in our quest for peace as both sides appear to be committed to ensuring that the spirit of Thimphu is not lost, Rao said while alluding to Indias invitation to Qureshi to visit the country to carry forward the talks. Rao defended Indias incremental approach towards dialogue with Pakistan. Indias advocacy of an incremental, graduated and forward-looking approach that seeks to address the deficit of trust is by no means an attempt to avoid tackling of the substantive differences that trouble relations with Pakistan, she added. While there can be no guarantees for success, such an approach seeks to build first on what is achievable and simultaneously to also address the more intractable issues in a sustained manner, she said. The issue of terrorism cannot be ignored either. It is as substantive an issue as the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, or the issue of the Siachen Glacier, Rao stressed.