UPDATE: India, Pak NSAs met in Bangkok a day after ChristmasDecember 31, 2017 09:50
A day after the mother and wife of retired Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav met him in Islamabad in exceptional and controversial circumstances, the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan met for talks in Bangkok. Sources told The Sunday Express that the December 26 meeting between Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Lt General Nasir Khan Janjua (retd) took place at a 'neutral venue' in the Thai capital.
The venue and date of the meeting were not linked to Pakistan's treatment of Jadhav's wife and mother. It had been decided between the two sides earlier this month, and it was, as sources described it, a "pre-scheduled meeting".
Official Indian sources refused to comment on the subject.
Besides the offices of the NSA, sources indicated that the top hierarchy of the foreign ministries of the two countries was also in the loop about the meeting. As Pakistan's NSA is a retired Lt General, Rawalpindi-based General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army was also kept informed of Tuesday's meeting between the two NSAs.