"I am agreeing that talks took place and our issue was eliminating terrorism from the region, we of course raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those talks," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, in a media briefing.
The spokesperson stated that Doval and Janjua also dwelled upon on how terrorism should not affect "this region" in their "operational-level talks."
"India and Pakistan had a dialogue process. There are other dialogue mechanisms like at the DGMO level or between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers," Kumar added, "Similarly, the NSA-level engagement is part of operational-level talks. We have said terror and talks cannot go together, but talks on terror can definitely go ahead."
Kumar also stated that these operational-level mechanisms do take place. "but we don't announce these meetings."
Several media reports had stated that the two NSAs met in Bangkok on December 26, a day after the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav met him in Islamabad and were subjected to humiliation by Pakistani authorities and a section of the local press.
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