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'Cross-border terror' was on agenda, confirms MEA on India, Pak NSA-level talks

PTI
Published : Jan 11, 2018, 7:31 pm IST
Updated : Jan 12, 2018, 7:47 am IST

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of MEA said, 'India and Pakistan have a dialogue process and we have said terror and talks cannot go together.'

The meeting between the two NSAs took place in Thailand nearly three weeks ago. (Photo: Representational image)
 The meeting between the two NSAs took place in Thailand nearly three weeks ago. (Photo: Representational image)

New Delhi: India on Thursday said National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his Pakistani counterpart Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua (retd) in December 2017 in Thailand, noting that "talks on terror" can go ahead.

Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, told reporters that the focus of the "operational-level talks" was "cross-border terror" and ways to ensure the elimination of terrorism from the region.

"India and Pakistan have a dialogue process and we have said terror and talks cannot go together. However, there are other dialogue mechanisms like at the DGMO level or between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers. Similarly, the NSA-level engagement is part of operational-level talks. We have said terror and talks cannot go together, but talks on terror can definitely go ahead," Kumar said.

The meeting between the two NSAs took place in Thailand nearly three weeks ago.

Tags: india-pak meet, ministry of external affairs, cross border terrorism
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi