“Right Atmosphere” Needed Before Indo-Pak Dialogue: Indian Envoy

Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bombawale said that “right atmosphere” was destroyed due to the Pathankot attack.

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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (left) with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz. (Photo: PTI)
  • India is ready for talks with Pakistan but a “right atmosphere” is needed before any dialogue could be resumed, Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bombawale said on Thursday.

  • He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Pakistan on 25 December and had a very good meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. But soon after, the “right atmosphere created by the visit was destroyed” due to the Pathankot attack.

  • The relations between the two sides deteriorated after the attack on Pathankot’s airbase earlier this year and all efforts have failed to revive the peace talks.

(With inputs from PTI)

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