New Delhi: With Pakistan pressing for dialogue instead of increasing hostility with India, Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has said to Pakistan’s General (Retd) Nasir Janjua that Islamabad should stop funding and exporting terrorism if it wants to have a conclusive dialogue with India.
Janjua had received intelligence from his counterpart about the terrorists prior to the Pathankot air base attack. However, a lack of action had resulted in the eventual execution of the operation. Pakistan, after assuring a tough stance against terrorists following the Pathankot attack, has failed again in living up to its promise.
In a conversation on October 1, Doval told Janjua that there was no use conveying messages through channels if Pakistan still maintains silence about home-grown terrorists.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated after the Uri attack where terrorists killed 19 Indian soldiers. The Uri attack was followed with retaliatory surgical strikes by India across the Line of Control (LoC).