The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday confirmed the meeting held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi's National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Lt General (retd.) Nasir Khan Janjua in Bangkok.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “I am agreeing that talks took place. Our issue was eliminating terrorism from the region.”
“We of course raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those talks,” added the MEA spokesperson.
He further said, “We have said terror and talks cannot go together but terror can definitely go ahead.”
The confirmation on the meeting comes around a week after media of the two countries — India and Pakistan — reported that Doval met his Pakistani counterpart Lt General (retd) Janjua in Bangkok.
According to media reports, the meeting between the security advisor of the both the countries took place a day after jailed former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav met his family in Islamabad.