India, Pakistan held NSA-level talks focussing on cross-border terrorism: MEA

India, Pakistan held NSA-level talks focussing on cross-border terrorism: MEA

"Our issue was eliminating terrorism from the region", Kumar said. "W, of course, raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those talks", MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters.

In a separate reply to The Hindu about the other meetings between the NSAs, the spokesperson said he could only confirm the one that took place on December 26 past year and not those in Thailand and Russian Federation.

The stated position that "talks and terror" can not go together applies to the dialogue process but that does not close the other mechanisms for contact between the two countries, he said. The NSA meeting, he said, was an operational mechanism similar to the DGMO-level talks and meetings between the BSF and the Pakistan Rangers. "Some of these meetings are pre-determined". That meeting ignited major controversy with New Delhi expressing concern over how the Jadhav family had been treated during their time in Pakistan.

Since then, however, officials said humanitarian gestures such as the release of prisoners and fishermen as well as visas for upcoming religious pilgrimages are back on track, with Pakistan releasing more than 300 Indian prisoners in the past few weeks.

MEA today confirmed the meeting had taken place.

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the national security advisors of India and Pakistan had held talks on December 26.

Doval's meeting with Janjua, however, was not linked the Jadhav family reunion, the reports, all of them quoting unnamed sources, had said. 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).

Another problem addressed was the recent release in Pakistan of Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, causing over 160 deaths. 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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