No message sent: India on Pak NSA’s claim of New Delhi reaching out to Islamabad
No formal India-Pakistan talks happened in several years
Modi and Imran Khan
India has dismissed Pakistani National Security Advisor Moeed Yusaf claiming that New Delhi reached out to Islamabad for talks and his comments were “contrary to facts on the ground, misleading and fictitious”.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “As regards the purported message, let me make it clear that no such message was sent from our side.”
In an interview, the Pakistani NSA had claimed that India had expressed “desire” for talks.
MEA explained, that these are Pakistani “effort to divert attention from domestic failures of the present government and mislead its domestic constituents by pulling India into headlines on a daily basis.”
Advising further, spokesman Anurag said, that “his establishment (should).. not to comment on India’s domestic policy.”
India also highlighted Pakistan’s support to “cross-border terrorism against India” with the country “resorting to unprovoked ceasefire violations to support terrorist infiltration.”
“The Pakistani leadership continues to indulge in inappropriate, provocative and hate speech against India. Such support to terrorism against India and use of derogatory and abusive language are not conducive to normal neighbourly relations,” he added.
No formal India-Pakistan talks happened in several years. Indian Prime Minister Modi tried to initate peace with Islamabad during his famous stopover in Lahore in 2015 but this was followed by Pathankote terror by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
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