Asserting his views on the Foreign Secretaries level talks between India and Pakistan, Defence Expert Brigadier (Retd.) P K Sehgal on Friday said the talks between the two countries should strictly focus on terrorism and on the actions that Pakistan is taking against it.
“The talks has be focused and concentrated on what Pakistan is doing about terrorism and I would also like to know what they are doing about Hafiz Saeed and Lakhvi and the terror restoring camps that they have in their country… what are they doing on that, as we would not want any terror to take place from Pakistan territory,” Sehgal told ANI. Sehgal said that it would also be essential to know that what Pakistan has done so far in the matter of 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks and Pathankot attack.
Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday conveyed his willingness to visit Islamabad for holding talks on terrorism rather than on Kashmir. On August 15, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry called in Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale and handed over a letter addressed to his Indian counterpart, inviting him to visit Pakistan for talks on Jammu and Kashmir, which he termed “the main bone of contention between India and Pakistan”.
Pakistan has recently been vocally supportive of separatists in Jammu and Kashmir since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his speech on Pakistan’s Independence Day said that he is supportive of the “indgenous freedom struggle” of the Kashmiri people.