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.

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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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