This was evident by the shameless audacity displayed during a press briefing by the Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

A female journalist from the Indian TV news channel NDTV was asked to leave the room at the Roosevelt Hotel where the press briefing was going to take place.

"Iss Indian ko nikalo (remove this Indian)," were the words used to ask the NDTV correspondent to leave the room. In fact, not a single Indian was allowed to attend the briefing which further brings into focus the sharp decline in ties between the two neighbours since the Sunday terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri.

Not only that, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is attending the UN meet, ignored and dismissed Indian journalists who tried to question him on the Uri attack.

The Pakistani leadership has dodged questions about Sunday's deadly attack at an army base in Uri by terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad in which 18 soldiers were killed.

Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar is based in Pakistan.