Aziz also said that he did not not want to 'vitiate the atmosphere' by commenting on India's strong reaction to the firing incidents at the border. "It is too early to speculate on my visit's timing," Aziz told the News International of his planned visit to India to hold talks with India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

In their first bilateral talks in over a year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif had met in Ufa on the sidelines of the SCO summit earlier this month and decided that Doval and Aziz will meet in New Delhi either next month or in September to discuss 'all issues connected to terrorism'.

Aziz declined to comment on Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's statement yesterday, warning Pakistan of 'effective and forceful' response to unprovoked firing and cross-border terrorism. "I don't want to vitiate the atmosphere by reacting to the statement that I have already seen," the Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs said.

Aziz termed it as "mischief" to suggest that tension was cropping up between the two countries and that could fizzle out his plan to visit New Delhi. He claimed that Pakistan was out to reduce the tension. Asked about India's rejection of Pakistan's allegation that an Indian spy drone entered its air space in violation of international law, Aziz said the army would be in a better position to offer comments about it since the earlier information was also provided by it. The paper quoted sources as saying that the meeting of two National Security Advisers would not be possible this month.

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