National security advisors of India and Pakistan held a “secret” meeting in Thailand where the tone and tenor of India’s NSA Ajit Doval was “friendly and positive”, a senior Pakistani official said today.
A Pakistan’s national security division official, on the condition of anonymity, said the meeting between Pakistan’s NSA retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua and Doval took place on December 27 in Thailand, ‘The Dawn’ newspaper reported.
“The meeting was good. Doval’s tone and tenor was friendly and positive,” the official disclosed. The official maintained that he was briefed about the Indo-Pak meeting.
He was told that the meeting was “useful”. The report also quoted the official as saying that the interaction might help in restarting some sort of engagement at the diplomatic level as well.
However, there was no word, officially or unofficially, from the India side.
The meeting, which appeared to be pre-decided, came two days after Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav met with his family on December 25 in Islamabad.