Indo-Pak talks: Final decision by tomorrow

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New Delhi, Jan 12: The government of India is likely to take a final call on the status of foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan on Wednesday, Jan 13.

Pakistan yesterday claimed to have commenced action against the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack and even arrested three persons.

Indo-Pak talks

The government is analysing the nature of the investigation in Pakistan and if satisfactory in nature will go ahead with the talks.

Sources tell OneIndia that calling off the talks is not an option as a process at the highest level had already commenced.

"We hope Pakistan is serious about the action it is taking and will act upon the proof that we have given them," the officer also stated.

Will the talks take place?

There are two schools of thought in the government where talking with Pakistan is concerned. One section feels that talks should be called off in the wake of the Pathankot attack.

However, another section feels that calling off talks is giving into the jihadis who always stage an attack when India and Pakistan try talking peace.

Yesterday there was some amount of confusion on the status of the talks.

The National Security Advisor (NIA), Ajit Doval issued a denial to an interview in which he had said that talks had been called off.

He, however, later told a television channel that there shall be no talks until Pakistan acts.

There have been a series of meetings on this issue since yesterday. While one meeting of the NSA and the Home Minister lasted around 20 minutes, there was another involving the External Affairs minister.

Currently the government is analysing the action taken by Pakistan against those staged the Pathankot attack.

To a report that Pakistan felt sufficient proof had not been given, a senior official said that these are early days for the investigation.

"As and when the investigation progresses, proof will be shared. Moreover with what evidence we have given so far, we expect that Pakistan will build on it and probe the case. Since the masterminds are in Pakistan they are in a better position to probe the matter," the official also added.

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