Pathankot attack: NSA Ajit Doval denies saying talks with Pakistan cancelled

Doval was quick to deny having said that the talks were cancelled, restricting his comment to "we will talk only if Pakistan takes action".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2016 3:32 pm
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval National Security Adviser Ajit Doval

Amid uncertainty over talks between India and Pakistan following the terror attack at the Pathankot Air Base, India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said in an interview to Dainik Bhaskar that “there will be no peace talks with Pakistan until India is satisfied with its investigation of the Pathankot attacks.”

However, Doval was quick to deny having said that the talks were cancelled, and told NDTV “we will talk only if Pakistan takes action”. Doval was quoted as saying that the foreign secretary-level talks that were to be held later this week ‘stood cancelled.’ “15 January ko Lahore mein hone wali Indo-Pak secretary level meet bhi cancel kar di gayi hai,” he was quoted as saying in the interview.

Watch video Pathankot Attack: The Rise Of Jaish-e-Muhammad

Last week, when asked if the talks would continue as scheduled, Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarap said, “As far as we are concerned, the ball is now in Pakistan’s court. The immediate issue in front of us is Pakistan’s response to the terrorist attack and the actionable intelligence provided to it.”

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    Modiot
    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:47 am
    Just because Modiot want to be in some foreign country, 7 lives were lost! ! It was Ajit Dowal who advised Modiot. Reminds M K Narayanan who advised Rajiv Bofors GUNdi.
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      Security-concern
      Jan 11, 2016 at 5:44 am
      Amid insecurity National Security Advisor secures security talks with stan and has invited stan to inspect the security breach at the most secure Patankot airbase.
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        dv1936
        Jan 11, 2016 at 11:10 am
        No, simply to harm to show their hatred of India.
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          dv1936
          Jan 11, 2016 at 9:31 am
          s know that Indians are Hijras and they are making a good use of it. Keep talking for the sake of talking and attack whenever an opportunity arises. How is Pathankot attack different from Mumbai 26/11.
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            Satya Paul
            Jan 11, 2016 at 7:27 am
            Way to go. Keep up the good work. Let s see the evidence first hand.
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              Satya Paul
              Jan 11, 2016 at 7:26 am
              You are a moron.
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                Priya Singh
                Jan 11, 2016 at 6:43 am
                Let see how stan reciprcate or stick to his old formula.
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                  Jagdish Saigal
                  Jan 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm
                  Pak PM's Sincerity seems genuine. India should support him against his opponents in Pak. Should not suspend the talks.
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                    manna
                    Jan 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                    Its high time that these- scamgressi slaves of looterri mattajji sonniya and her gang of scamgressi slave looterras like land maffios virbhadra sink,haris rawwat,gahhlot,hooda etc. along with their mentors in isi like sibby,doggy ,khurshid etc. are kikked in tihhar immediately for their non stop swindelling activities along with their loot guru robberr uncle which has led to ultimate devastation of economy of our country! scamgressi slaves of looterri mattajji sonniya and her gang of scamgressi slave looterras like land maffios virbhadra sink,haris rawwat,gahhlot,hooda etc. along with their mentors in isi like sibby,doggy ,khurshid etc. are kikked in tihhar immediately for their non stop swindelling activities along with their loot guru robberr uncle which has led to ultimate devastation of economy of our country!
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                      Ramesh Nittoor
                      Jan 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm
                      India is talking to political establishment and legal structure of the state. Unless NSA and other are able to establish that the terror infrastructure continues to be a state apparatus, there is no point calling off talks, on the other hand it will defeat the very purpose if the talks. The tail of a chipkali waggles for some time after it is severed. Likewise, it seems the terrorists. As a tactical ploy, threatening calling off talks to goad stan into action, may not be really useful, not for the second time. Such discernment about stan, whether its state apparatus continues to be co-terminus with terror outfits, probably needs a wider global approach, given its nuclear capabilities. Else, India also risks isolating itself from wider security architecture. These matters are lot more complex than any individual or even an insution to comprehend.
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                        onebookend
                        Jan 11, 2016 at 3:37 pm
                        In order to be a creative thinker one must remain in contact with the reality around. US is the richest country on Earth, both with natural resources and technology, yet it had more than ten thousand people killed by gun violence on its soil in the year 2015, excluding terrorism. More than half a million people killed by gun violence on US soil between 2001 and 2015. Reasons could be any and many but the end result shows the violence in the human being. The w of Arab world is on fire and there are very aggressive postures in Asia. It is a great idea to live peacefully and maintain sanity in the insane world around, without deluding one's self.
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                          N
                          Jan 11, 2016 at 8:39 am
                          The w purpose of stan about any talks with India is to bring the word Kashmir on the table whether the talks are about potatoes or pajamas, or saris. stan in collusion with China wants to train its nuclear tipped missiles at Delhi from Kashmir. stan is seething the loss of Bangladesh, a piece of real estate, it could use to menace India. No stan leader, in another one hundred years or more, will be able to sleep what Indira hi did to its devious achievements after its leaders succeeded in dismembering India with British collusion in 1947.. The fact is the British ruled what was known as India. When they no longer could rule India they should have left it as it was and whosoever wanted their own 'country' could internally work it out. No, as they were leaving India, their English commander attacked India in Kashmir and soon after they started loading stan with armament up to their gills, joined by France and US. That's history. Now, talk with stan, have photo ops, selfies, exotic dinners, wrap each other around, display latest politician fashion trends, smile ear to ear, and never utter one critical, harsh word for stan or its lovable plethora of divine inspired JeM, LeT, TTP, and a dozen other acronyms, who have privileged communication with the Creator of us all. One minor suggestion seal the border with the most sophisticated and deadly weaponry and protect the skies of India.
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                            David
                            Jan 11, 2016 at 5:37 am
                            Stop their bluff, Mr Sharief has no power. Its time to hurt their Army and ISI. There are several ways. And please hit them hard. And like them deny. We have patriots who are willing to be fidayeen. Bless our jawans.
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                              Satheesh Iyer
                              Jan 11, 2016 at 5:12 am
                              why is india always defensive when dealing with stan
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                                sp
                                Jan 11, 2016 at 5:28 am
                                Itna aasan mudda nahin hai ki ispar comment kiya ja sake. Each moment is important to decide the next step and every step should be a successful step. No step should get any critism on a later date.
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