Earlier on Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had confirmed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be meeting her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in NY.
India announced on Thursday that it has accepted Pakistan's proposal for a meeting between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers, even as New Delhi insisted that that the encounter should not interpreted as the start of a dialogue process.
The Modi government, which is facing the Congress-led opposition's charge of double standards on Pakistan, Friday evening called off foreign minister-level talks in NY next week, citing the "brutal killings" of Indian security personnel and the release of 20 postage stamps "glorifying a terrorist".
India and Pakistan should look to resolve all major outstanding issues, including Kashmir, Sir Creek and Siachen, through dialogue, Khan wrote according to sources.
"Consequently, there would be no meeting between the foreign ministers any longer", the government said.
New Delhi had agreed to Pakistan's proposal for a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries in NY next week in response to "the spirit reflected in the letters from the new Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan", foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Friday evening.
The acceptance, however, faced a lot of flak as it comes a day after the killing of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan along the International Border by Pakistan Rangers at sector level.
He said that Prime Minister Khan - in a letter - had responded to Modi in a positive way to resume peace talks.
Modi's government further came under pressure after the opposition Congress party questioned its Pakistan policy.
"It seems Indian politics is divided and preparing for next elections", Qureshi added.
The BJP, however, maintained that it has been the government's stand that talks and terror can not go together and asserted that the Indian Army will give Pakistan a befitting reply. India-Pakistan ties have nose-dived since then in view of a number of terror strikes by Pakistan-based groups.
India on Wednesday snubbed Pakistan for its inaction against cross border terrorism and said there will be no change in Indian position vis-a-vis South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation unless there is "an end" to cross border terror menace. We have also conveyed our position to the worldwide community.