Indian NSA Ajit Doval denies ‘cancellation of secretary-level dialogue’ with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval Monday strongly rejected a report of Indian newspaper which quoted him as saying “New Delhi has called off the January 15 meeting of foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India.”
Talking to an Indian TV channel via telephone, Doval said that he never said anything like this in interview with the newspaper. He said there was no such official or unofficial announcement about the scheduled meeting of foreign secretaries.
“I strongly deny the information published in the newspaper after my name,” he went on to say.
He said that New Delhi wants Pakistan to quickly move on the leads provided by Indian intelligence agencies which confirm the link between Pakistan and Pathankot attackers.
Earlier an Indian newspaper published a report which said that secretary-level dialogue with Pakistan were cancelled and that New Delhi will talk to Islamabad only when the action against Pathankot airbase attackers will be taken.
The report quoted Ajit Doval as saying that meeting was scheduled on January 15 in Lahore however we have called off the meeting which was expected to lay down a road map of resumption of comprehensive dialogue.



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