India, Pakistan NSAs met in Bangkok a day after Christmas!

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A story published in an English daily newspaper The Indian Express reports that a day after Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family met him in Islamabad, the national security advisors of both countries met in Bangkok.

However, the newspaper also reported that this meeting did not focus on the ill-treatment of Jadhav’s mother and his wife as it was scheduled a month ago. The official Indian sources have refused to comment on the meeting. Meanwhile, the National security advisor of Pakistan retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua met former premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday — first time after the latter’s disqualification in the Panama Papers case in July.The meeting at Mr. Sharif’s Jati Umra residence in Raiwind, which reportedly lasted five hours, discussed matters of national security, relations with neighboring countries and terrorism.

The Pakistani newspaper Pak Tribune reported that in the meeting Nawaz said he always talked about friendly relations with Pakistan’s neighbors because without them problems being faced by the people of the region could not be solved. “War is no solution to any problem.”

The meeting between India and Pakistan’s national security advisor continued for two hours and involved issues like infiltration, of militants into Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) with active support from the Pakistan army.

According to The Indian Express’s claim, a humanitarian pact was offered by India to Pakistan to allows the elderly and minor children who inadvertently cross the border to be quickly returned to their home country. But when Islamabad didn’t respond to the offer, NSA Doval reiterated it on Tuesday. There is a possibility that the counterparts also talked about the release of Hafiz Saeed from police custody and his attempts to join mainstream politics. Lashkar-e-Taiba operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi remaining out on bail is also assumed to have figured in the conversation.

With Inputs from Media

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