India-Pakistan talks to be re-scheduled

New Delhi, Jan 14: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be in touch with his counterpart from Pakistan even as all indications are given that the foreign secretary level talks will be re-scheduled.

During a meeting of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj it was decided that they would wait for Doval to return from Paris before a taking a final call on the talks that were scheduled to be held on January 15th. [4 reasons why Pakistan is cooperating after Pathankot attack]

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Sources say that while Doval may not meet with his Pakistan counterpart Naseer Januja he will be in touch to discuss the investigations being conducted regarding the Pathankot attack. [India-Pak talks: NSAs likely to meet secretly, says Report]

Doval will discuss the investigations and also the claim by Pakistan that the chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar has been detained. [Timeline of Pathankot terror attack]

Sources also tell OneIndia that in all probability the foreign secretary level talks will be re-scheduled. India would want to wait and watch the progress of the investigation in Pakistan in relation to the Pathankot attack and only then fix a date.

Sources, however added that the talks are only being re-scheduled and not cancelled. [Indo-Pak FS-level talks: India 'mulling options']

During yesterday's meeting of the Prime Minister, it was indicated that the NSA should discuss the probe in Pakistan with his counterpart. It was made clear that a decision on the talks would be taken only once Doval returns to India from Paris.

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