Modi says no talks with Pakistan till border firing continues

JAMMU: In the wake of intensifying alleged ceasefire violations along the border in Jammu and Kashmir, India has said that talks with Islamabad will not be possible unless Pakistan stops cross-border firing.

According to Indian media reports, New Delhi has responded strongly, conveying the Indian leadership’s resolve and ability to deal with Pakistan.

Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a high-level meeting, attended by Home Secretary Anil Goswami, Intelligence Bureau chief Syed Asif Ibrahim, BSF representatives, on the situation in border. Goswami was briefed about the situation by Director General (DG) of the Border Security Force, DK Pathak.

Also, Home Minister Rajnath Singh talked to the BSF DG twice on Wednesday. The minister is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprise him of the situation at the border.

Union Minister of State (PMO) Jitendra Singh, who represents the Jammu Lok Sabha seat in Parliament, visited the border areas to take stock of the situation.

According to reports, the number of casualties on the Pakistani side are higher than those recorded on the Indian side.


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