Earlier, media reports had said that a meeting took place between Pakistan's National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua (retired) and India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Thailand. "We, of course, raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those talks", MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
India Thursday said talks and terror cannot go together but talks on terrorism can go ahead with Pakistan. Though China had tried to be a roadblock and to shield Pakistan on the issue, the support of several nations including the U.S. and Russia, India could succeed to convince FATF.
"We have said terror and talks can't go together but talks on terror can definitely go ahead", he opined. According to the Pakistani official, the meeting came a day after Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav met with his family on December 25 in Islamabad. "Similarly, the NSA-level engagement is part of operational-level talks", Kumar added.
The Indian Express had first reported the meeting between the two NSAs, held at a "neutral venue" in Bangkok on December 26.
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Nevertheless, the talks indicate that New Delhi - while realising the reality of the Pakistan Army and ISI actively sponsoring terror in India - are also in favour of continuing some sort of engagement quietly with Pakistan.
The stated position that "talks and terror" can not go together applies to the dialogue process but that does not close the other mechanisms for contact between the two countries, he said.
The meeting between the two NSAs took place in Thailand almost three weeks ago. The very fact that the two NSAs had to meet in Bangkok bears testimony to this. The MEA official made it clear that these mechanisms are not part of the structured CBD that was announced between the two countries during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Islamabad in 2015.