Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

MEA confirms India, Pak NSAs met in Thailand to discuss terror

MEA confirms India, Pak NSAs met in Thailand to discuss terror

India has accused Pakistan-based groups of giving rise to militant attacks along the LoC, especially in the Kashmir valley.

FATF is an inter-governmental body established with an objective to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. "I agree that talks took place and our issue was eliminating terrorism from the region".

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday acknowledged that the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan held secret talks on cross-border terrorism last month.

Mr Kumar said, terror and cross border terrorism were the focus of the talks.

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The Indian government confirmed today a recent secret meeting between senior officials of this country and Pakistan in Thailand to address several conflictive issues. There are other dialogue mechanisms like at the DGMO level or between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers", Kumar added, "Similarly, the NSA-level engagement is part of operational-level talks.

According to him, he was told the meeting was useful and said it might help in restarting some sort of engagement at the diplomatic level as well, the report said.

Kumar also stated that these operational-level mechanisms do take place. "Doval's tone and tenor was friendly and positive", the report quoted a Pakistani official who had been briefed about the meeting. Janjua is believed to have raised the issue of unrest in Kashmir, besides alleged targeting of civilians in villages along the LoC in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). That was followed, within days, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise stopover in Lahore, to wish Sharif on his birthday on December 25.

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