Pakistan has spurned basic protocol during Foreign Secretary talks with India by releasing a statement while the dialogue was still in process. As a further irritant, Pakistan’s statement makes it clear that Jammu and Kashmir is “a core issue that requires a just solution.”
“All outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute were discussed. The Foreign Secretary emphasised that Kashmir remains the core issue that requires a just solution, in accordance with UNSC resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people,” source informed.
In a move that earned sharp criticism from the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sanctioned a visit to the base by a team of investigators from Islamabad so they could inspect evidence offered by Delhi as proof that the terror strike was planned and executed by Pakistanis.