NEW DELHI: After Pakistan went against protocol today by releasing a press statement while talks were yet to be finalized, India made a firm response saying that it expects Masood Azhar will be dealt with. The mentioned is the chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The group is responsible for attacking the Pathankot air force base.
Today’s India – Pakistan meeting was supposed to have taken place in January this year but the deadly terror strike at Pathankot delayed it. Seven military personnel died in the attack.
Mr. jaishankar said that terrorism has an impact on bilateral relationship and Pakistan cannot deny that. The Foreign Secretary also added that India made an application to the UN to have Azhar declared a terrorist.
Pakistan in its statement described Jammu and Kashmir to be a vital matter that need a solution. India also took the opportunity to rebut the claim by Pakistan that a former naval officer was arrested in Balochistan and that he was an intel agent of RAW.
Sources say Mr Jaishankar asked acerbically “Which spy agency would put their agent in the field with their own passport, and without a visa?”. Mr Jadhav, according to Pakistan, was found with a valid Indian passport issued in a fake name and with a visa for Iran.
The meeting by the Foreign Secretaries of the has happened on the sidelines of a regional summit in Delhi regarding Afghanistan.