FS Talks: India 'closely monitoring situation'

New Delhi, Jan 11 - The South Block and top security establishments today witnessed hectic consultations amidst reports of Pakistan handing over to India initial report on Pathankot terror attack, and a joint investigation team conducting raids and arresting some suspects.

However, the uncertainty over the fate of Foreign Secretary talks continued as the Minister of External Affairs Ministry refused to say anything beyond that it was studying the situation.

''We are closely monitoring the situation,'' an official said when asked about today’s developments which also included a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. However, the Ministry refused to confirm or deny as to whether the probe report from Pakistan was received.

The External Affairs Minister’s meeting with the Home Minister took place following reassertion by NSA Ajit Doval that Islamabad will have to take prompt and decisive action on the Pathankot attack to carry forward the dialogue process. He had, however, denied a report which quoted him as saying that India had cancelled the proposed Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. Foreign Secretary-level talks are scheduled for January 15.

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