India-Pak talks not dependent on Pathankot probe: Indian envoy
The meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan was not conditional on investigations into the Pathankot airbase attack.india Updated: Feb 16, 2016 07:39 IST
India and Pakistan are in constant touch, High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale said in Isalamabad on Mondau , but maintained that no dates have been set for the Foreign Secretary-level talks.
The secretary-level talks were expected to start in mid-January, but were put off in the wake of the attack on the Indian air base in Pathankot.
Talking to the media, Bambawale said that the two sides were in touch over the issues of talks and Pathankot probe.
“I cannot give any particular date for the Secretary- level talks, but Foreign Secretaries from both countries are in constant contact,” he said.
The scheduled meeting between Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan and India was postponed after the January 2 Pathankot attack for which India blames Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Bambawale, who arrived in Pakistan last month to assume the charge of the High Commission, said that the National Security Advisers of the two countries were in touch over the Pathankot attack.
First Published: Feb 16, 2016 07:37 IST