NOTING that India is yet to see Pakistan take effective steps to end infiltration and dismantle terror infrastructure, Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Monday said a meaningful dialogue cannot be possible till Islamabad implements its commitments on these counts, reports the Indian media. A three-day conclave involving about 120 Indian envoys posted abroad began in New Delhi Krishna outlining the countrys strategy in dealing with key foreign policy challenges, ranging from terrorism and climate change to global meltdown and soft power projection. Addressing the envoys, Krishna said India wishes to resolve differences with Pakistan through dialogue and has conveyed its readiness to engage in meaningful discussions and develop bilateral relations in a positive manner. We have maintained that a stable Pakistan at peace with itself and the region is a desirable goal. We wish to address our differences with Pakistan through dialogue, Krishna told the 112 Heads of Missions who have assembled in New Delhi for a two-day conclave to discuss how Indias interests could be enhanced abroad. At the same time, we made it clear that a meaningful dialogue will only be possible following the fulfilment by Pakistan of its commitment not to allow its territory to be used for terrorist activities against India, he said, adding Pakistan must honour the pledges made in this regard. Following the Mumbai attacks of November 26, 2008, Krishna said, Pakistan has taken some steps under the pressure of evidence presented to them. However, we are still to see Pakistan take effective steps to end infiltration and dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism. The conclave will be addressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday (today). Krishna, who inaugurated the conference, also dwelt upon Indias engagement with the world, saying the main purpose of the foreign policy is to assist in the fulfilment of the foremost strategic goals of development, inclusive economic growth and alleviation of poverty. Referring to the immediate neighbourhood, Krishna said India is committed to close and good neighbourly relations with all the countries in the Sub-Continent. We share a special affinity and common destiny with our neighbours, he said. Turning to China, he said there is space for both of us to grow and meet our aspirations. He said China is now Indias largest trading partner and there is congruence in our views on many global issues but there are outstanding bilateral issues that should be resolved peacefully through dialogue. He also talked about Indias growing engagement with Afghanistan and rest of the world, particularly the US, Russia and East Asia. Indian National Security Adviser MK Narayanan stressed on Indias security strategy, its nuclear posture and a multi-pronged approach to dealing with global terrorism, including linkages with cross-border terror, a festering issue that bedevils Indias ties with Pakistan.