New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Saturday described Pakistan`s decision to call-off NSA-level talks as a `diplomatic victory` for India, saying that separatists would not have got undue publicity if the External Affairs Minister had spoken in a straight forward manner earlier.
"It is a success for our diplomacy because Pakistan has initiated the calling-off of talks. The way Sushma Swaraj spoke in a straight forward manner today, if she had done in earlier then the separatists would not have got undue publicity," Anwar told ANI.
"Although all the conflicts have to be sorted out by talks in the end.Now it needs to be seen what India and Pakistan do in future," he added.
Earlier, Pakistan called off the NSA-level talks scheduled to take place on August 24, stating that the meeting cannot be held on the conditions laid down by Sushma Swaraj.
Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz was scheduled to meet his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Monday.Earlier today, Sushma Swaraj asked Sartaj Aziz not to make Hurriyat a third party in the NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan.