Talks On Terror Can Go On, Not Terror And Talks

Earlier, a news report had suggested that a "secret" meeting between Pakistan's National Security Advisor retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua and India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had taken place on December 27 in Thailand.

A senior Pakistan's national security division official had last week said that "the meeting was good and that Doval's tone and tenor was friendly and positive". "Similarly, the NSA-level engagement is part of operational-level talks", Kumar added.

"We of course raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those talks", added the MEA spokesperson.

He said the focus of the "operational-level talks" was "cross-border terror" and ways to ensure elimination of terrorism from the region.

"We have said terror and talks can't go together but talks on terror can definitely go ahead", he opined.

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The meeting also took place just one day after the wife and mother of imprisoned former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav had met him in Islamabad. "Talks and terror cannot go together but talks on terror can go ahead", externalaffairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. Raveesh made it clear that the meeting date of the NSAs was pre-decided. The very fact that the two NSAs had to meet in Bangkok bears testimony to this.

At the political level, India has maintained that there can not be Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue with Pakistan, after the Pathankot airbase terror attack.

The composite dialogue process has been stalled since August 2014 when India called off foreign secretary-level talks. However, the mood for CBD is built up following similar NSA talks in 2015.

He highlighted that during the meeting of over two hours New Delhi raised the issue of the infiltration of separatist militiamen from across the border.

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