MEA confirms India, Pak NSAs met in Thailand to discuss terror

MEA confirms India, Pak NSAs met in Thailand to discuss terror

MEA confirms India, Pak NSAs met in Thailand to discuss terror

"Our issue was eliminating terrorism from the region", Kumar said. Though China had tried to be a roadblock and to shield Pakistan on the issue, the support of several nations including the USA and Russia, India could succeed to convince FATF.

Our position is clear, dialogue and terrorism can not go together, the official stressed, referring to the systematic Indian accusations against its neighbor for the support of Islamabad to extremist groups in the Kashmir region.

In the past four-and-a-half months, new Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood has met the top Indian leadership - External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. The meeting was held a day after the mother and wife of death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav met him in Islamabad, but MEA maintained that the two NSAs did not discuss Mr Jadhav's case at all.

"Similarly, the NSA-level engagement is part of operational-level talks". "Talks and terror cannot go together but talks on terror can go ahead", externalaffairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

The two women were humiliated and harassed by Pakistani diplomats and the media. Raveesh made it clear that the meeting date of the NSAs was pre-decided. MEA also confirmed an earlier report of a "secret meeting" between the NSAs of the two countries.

India has accused Pakistan-based groups of giving rise to militant attacks along the LoC, especially in the Kashmir valley. There have been occasional telephonic engagements after that. "Doval's tone and tenor was friendly and positive", the report quoted a Pakistani official who had been briefed about the meeting.

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