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Indian, Pakistani NSAs Speak, Agree to ‘Reduce Tensions’: Sartaj Aziz

Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Credit: PTI

Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Credit: PTI

Islamabad: Pakistan and India have agreed to reduce tensions after their National Security Advisors spoke over the phone, top Pakistani diplomat Sartaj Aziz said today. According to him, this was the first such interaction after the Uri attack and India’s surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC).

Aziz said contact was established between India’s NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua after recent tension between the two countries on the LoC.

They agreed to reduce tensions on the LoC, Aziz said.

“Pakistan wants to reduce tensions on LoC and focus on Kashmir,” Geo News quoted Aziz as saying.

He said that India wants to divert the world’s attention from Kashmir by escalating tensions.

Last week, the Indian army carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launchpads across the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The surgical strikes came days after terrorists stormed an army camp in Uri, killing 19 soldiers.

Pakistan has denied that the surgical strikes took place on Thursday and have called it “cross-border” firing.