NSA Ajit Doval met Pak counterpart Janjua in Paris last month: Report

This was a second such meeting between the NSAs of the two countries after they held talks in secret in Bangkok on December 6.

Updated: Feb 24, 2016, 09:55 AM IST
NSA Ajit Doval met Pak counterpart Janjua in Paris last month: Report
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New Delhi: A media report on Wednesday claimed that the National Security Advisers of India and Pakistan had a secret meeting in Paris last month amid the stalemate over talks in the wake of Pathankot airbase terror attack.

As per Hindustan Times, NSA Ajit Doval met his Pakistani counterpart Lt Gen (retd) Naseer Khan Janjua in the French capital in the second week of January.

This was a second such meeting between the NSAs of the two countries after they held talks in secret in Bangkok on December 6.

The Paris meeting took place within days of the terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base in Punjab on January 2.

 

Doval was in Paris in mid-January and also held talks with French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest at the Republic Day parade this year.

Highly-placed sources told the newspaper Doval made it clear to Janjua that Pakistan needed to act against Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), responsible for the Pathankot attack, talks between the Foreign Secretaries could be held.

The deadlocked bilateral ties got a fillip when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Lahore on December 25 and met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, while on his way back from Kabul.