Why the Indo-Pak talks will be clause based

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New Delhi, Jan 18: The foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan which were postponed following the Pathankot attack is likely to be held in the last week of January or early February, sources say.

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The fate of the talks is however subject to the action taken by Pakistan relating to the Pathankot attack and India will seek documentary evidence of the same.

Pak: Why the talks will be clause based

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has made it clear that he wants the talks to continue, but also instructed his National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to monitor the probe being conducted in Pakistan. Doval who is in touch with his counterpart from Pakistan will seek documentary evidence.

Give us evidence of the probe:
India has made it clear to Pakistan that it will not rely on newspaper reports relating to the probe being conducted. Pakistan has claimed that it is acting against those responsible for the Pathankot attack. It has even questioned 11 persons after India submitted proof of the telephonic calls made by the terrorists.

However India wants concrete evidence and wants to ensure that it does not buy a version of Pakistan which may be a hog wash. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that India has no reason to distrust Pakistan now and added that they would wait and watch.

India will seek from Pakistan the copies of the FIRs that have been lodged against those behind the attack. We will also seek information on what charges have been booked against those persons Pakistan has claimed to have acted against. We want the talks to take place and would want a terrorist group to undermine the same. We expect Pakistan too to respect that sentiment and carry out a proper probe, officials say.

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