Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Policy Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister, has said that the foreign secretary talks would be held on January 15 but National Security Adviser Ajit Doval was quoted as having said said that talks can be held only after action, a stand from which he has distanced himself later.
Reports from Pakistan today claimed that law enforcement agencies have picked up some suspects connected to Pathankot airbase attack from Bahwalapur district, the hometown of Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.
It is unlikely that Foreign Secretary Jaishankar would travel to Islamabad as planned this Thursday for talks with his Pakistan counterpart for the comprehensive bilateral dialogue agreed to between the two countries when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Pakistan last month.