No decision yet on Indo-Pak talks: MEA

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The India-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks are yet to be fixed, Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. The fate of the talks has been under a cloud ever since the Pathankot terror attack on January 2.

The “will they won't they” was finally resolved just a day ahead of the scheduled meeting on January 15. At that time, Swarup had said they talks had been postponed, not cancelled, and would be held in the very near future.

A week later, there is still no date fixed for the talks though Swarup said it's more due to the time availability of the two foreign secretaries. With Republic Day around the corner, it doesn't seem that a meeting will be held in the coming days. However the heads of the National Security Agencies are in constant touch with each other, Swarup said.

The spokesperson said that Pakistan hadn't followed up on its request of sending a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to probe the attacks. reacting to home minister Rajnath Singh's comment that the team would not be allowed inside the Pathankot air base, Swarup said modalities would be worked out when the team was sent.

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