Two days after Pakistan’s envoy to New Delhi Abdul Basit said that Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue between India and Pakistan remains suspended for now, NSA Ajit Doval on Friday late night called on his pakistani counterpart and asked him to reject the envoy’s statement.
According to reports, Ajit Doval made a late night telephonic call to his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Khan Janjua and asked him to make a clarification in this regard.
“Doval asked Janjua to clarify Basit’s statement and apprise govt about NIA’s visit to Pakistan to investigate Pathankot attack,” media reported on Saturday.
Earlier Pak envoy Abdul Basit while addressing the south Asian Journalists at Delhi’s Foreign Correspondent’s Club has accused Indian authorities for not allowing Pakistan’s JIT team to question key witnesses regarding the Pathankot Attack case.
Refuting Basit’s claims, Doval said that investigation into the attack was not a question of reciprocity but that of co-operation.
He added that this refusal could lead India toughening its stand on the bilateral engagement with Pakistan.
Also, this could put Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan later this year for the SAARC Summit in danger.