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India, Pak held NSA-level talks post Jadhav-family meet: MEA

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

(MEA) on Thursday confirmed that of and held bilateral talks last month.

The statement comes days after stated that NSAs and retired Lt Gen held a "secret" meeting in on December 27.

"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," (MEA) said, in a

The stated that Doval and Janjua also dwelled upon on how terrorism should not affect "this region" in their "operational-level talks."

"and had a dialogue process. There are other dialogue mechanisms like at the DGMO level or between the BSF and 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 had stated that the two NSAs met in on December 26, a day after the mother and wife of met him in and were subjected to humiliation by Pakistani authorities and a section of the local press.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:10 IST