Pathankot attack: Ajit Doval refuses saying talks with Pakistan cancelled

New Delhi: India National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval today denied that he had given an interview to a national daily, where he stated that the Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan have been cancelled over the Pathankot attack. He further said that Indo-Pak talks will take place "only if Pakistan takes action" against the culprits of the Pathankot terror attack.

A news agency quoted Doval as saying, "I speak to journalists every day. But I do not remember giving any such interview. I strongly deny that I made such a statement."

However, the online version of the daily carried out an interview on Monday with Doval, where he was quoted as saying that the NSA-level talks have been cancelled and the situation will remain same until Islamabad comes through in the Pathankot probe.

"India has cancelled the 15 January Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks. No peace talks now till Pakistan takes action against Pathankot terrorists and India is satisfied with Pakistan's efforts. There will be no talks before action," Doval said.

Earlier, Doval had shared some initial evidence of Pakistan's complicity in the Pathankot Air Base attack with Islamabad.

Reportedly, Pakistan Foreign Ministry has confirmed that India had shared evidence with them and Islamabad is working on the leads provided by the Indian government.

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