Will talk only terror, says Delhi, amid reports that India, Pakistan NSAs have spoken

The political and security establishment here are waiting to see how Pakistan responds to the strikes which, according to New Delhi, inflicted heavy casualties on Pakistan.

Written by Sheela Bhatt | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2016 1:47 pm
Sartaj Aziz, india pakistan border, indo pak border, indo pak, india pakistan, kashmir, uri attack, surgical strikes, jammu kashmir, india news India’s NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua spoke over the phone — the first such chat after the Uri attack and the surgical strikes — and discussed ways to reduce tension, said Sartaj Aziz. (Source: File)

India has never said no to a dialogue with Pakistan but it will be about stopping terrorism rather than on Jammu and Kashmir, a top official in the government told The Indian Express today amid reports from Islamabad that “contact has been established” between the National Security Advisors of both India and Pakistan.

According to a Press Trust of India report, India’s NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua spoke over the phone — the first such chat after the Uri attack and the surgical strikes — and discussed ways to reduce tension, said Sartaj Aziz, Advisor on Foreign Affairs to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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When asked about the phone call, the top official neither confirmed nor denied these reports.

The political and security establishment here are waiting to see how Pakistan responds to the strikes which, according to New Delhi, inflicted heavy casualties on Pakistan. Islamabad denies the strikes, saying it was a case of cross-border firing.

Sources said that going public with the strikes has given New Delhi new — and more — room to manoeuvre in its interaction with Islamabad. It has also somewhat levelled the playing field, the official said, because Pakistan has been told that “every Uri will see some kind of a reaction along the border”.

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That’s why India is unlikely to scale down, any time soon, its “talk-only-terror” stand.

When asked if India would respond positively to Pakistan if it offers to have peace talks, the top official responded by pointing to a TV screen which was showing last night’s attack in Baramulla saying: “Is this their offer of peace talks?”

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    Sirius
    Oct 5, 2016 at 5:58 am
    Sahi pakde hain ! Par aapne naapa kaise ....
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      Yakobi
      Oct 4, 2016 at 2:58 am
      indou pig gish stupid mind set of a hindo pi g, self centered in human form.
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        Yakobi
        Oct 4, 2016 at 5:24 am
        out of hind of a hinduo stinky called holy hind of hinduso gita,
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          Fire
          Oct 4, 2016 at 4:43 am
          Drinking cow gives you high moral footing. I don't know how foolish you are. You don't apply your mind. Does it sense logic to drink cow . This show how large world is for you. You drinker
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            Fire
            Oct 4, 2016 at 4:21 am
            General Rahil will do do you surgery and you will enjoy it
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              Fire
              Oct 4, 2016 at 3:59 am
              Then wait for next century. If Kashmir is not the issue you need not to talk. Go for so called surgical strike. You people are not ashamed when w world says that India doesn't have the capacity of surgical strike. You are living in fool's paradise. First stop drinking cow and then talk of surgical strike.
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                Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                Oct 4, 2016 at 6:31 am
                All this time SAR-DARD Aziz threatening with bluff NUKE and after the Indian surgical strike suddenly change of tune,---Aziz threatening bluff nuke and porkies themselves got PUKED,---and now Abdul BULL-SH-IT wants talk.
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                  MyTake
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 6:32 am
                  Ask stan to submit the agenda. If acceptable shall be discussed otherwise just say not acceptable!
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                    MyTake
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 3:25 am
                    India just need to have a stan specific doctrine. What Pak gives will be returned double. Ranging from friendship and mischief!
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                      DEVEN BHATT
                      Oct 5, 2016 at 9:39 am
                      NEVER TRUST STANI (MUSLIMS) WHEN THEY ARE IN TROUBLE THEY SING A SONG OF PEACE ... INDIAN ARMY AND POLITICIANS GET CONFUSED...AND THEY ATTACK INDIA, THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING... WE TALK TOUGH NO ECONOMICAL ISTANCE TO STANIS , NO FAVOR TO STANIS... THIS IS HOW WE CAN PUNISH ...WHY STANI ACTORS COMING TO INDIA?? WE HAVE 130 CRORS OF PEOPLE ,THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF ACTORS.... BUT PRODUCERS( STANI AGENTS) ARE FEEDING THE,,, GOVERNMENT SHOULD WITH DRAW THE LICENCES OF THESE KING OF DISGRUNTLE FILM PRODUCERS.
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                        jeevan
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 4:24 am
                        All Indians are ready for sacrificing their life for their country. But Our Indian army with their large ammunition and sophisticated weapons always give us news of only martyrdom. I think India is the only country who is crying and internationalise l issues, instead of acting whether the attack is from terrorists or stani soldiers , so that Indians can feel pround. Indian govt and army is good only in verbal wars and internet wars. Indian army is not on vacation ?
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                          Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 5:24 am
                          " THE GREAT INDO--STANI ' PAT AND MIKE SHOW' "--NON STOP ENTERTAINMENT--lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;--'WE ATTACKED'---'-NO, YOU DID NOT'---NO NO WE ATTACKED----NO NO NO YOU DID NOT ATTACK............lt;br/gt;.ADMISSION FREE. BUT ONCE ADMITTED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COME OUT TILL THE ARGUMENT IS SETTLED AND WHICH WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
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                            Champa Bai
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 6:13 am
                            The only talk should be around how to get back POK.......and how to destroy remaining terrorist camps.....PERIOD
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                              din
                              Oct 7, 2016 at 9:56 am
                              Delay talk untill all isolation has bitten well to the bones
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                                dipak
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 2:20 am
                                Only solution India should attack and liberate POK and Gilgit which is his own territory without any fear of nuclear neighborhood.
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                                  DD
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 4:58 am
                                  stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;.. lt;br/gt;insha allah..lt;br/gt;...lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai..lt;br/gt;aameen..
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                                    josh
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm
                                    Any indian supporting stan is a traitor
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                                      Kejriwal Fan
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 2:57 am
                                      As an indian i would be more than happy if stan army invades delhi and restores the power here into the sane hands here
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                                        Khan
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 8:19 am
                                        Both countries should resolve the issue of Kashmir and live like peaceful neighbours.
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                                          solution
                                          Oct 5, 2016 at 12:49 am
                                          India should talk only about pak punjab, sindh and islamabad and khyber pakhtunwa, if pak wants to talk of kashmir . . . . . any kashmiri voicing anything against india shall be deported to pak . . the cost of ticket and deportation will be much less than the cost of keeping them alive in a place where they do feel they belong to. In case you try to stop their nuisance, they cry human rights to the arm manufacturing meddlers.
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                                            KS KUMAR
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 1:09 am
                                            India has a huge task. It may be easier to contain stan. But it is difficult to contain supporters in India in so many fields.
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