After Pathankot terror attack, there have been speculations that India could take a tough stand as far as upcoming Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks are concerned. But National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Monday flatly refused that he gave an interview to a national daily, where he stated that the upcoming Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks have been cancelled over the Pathankot attack.
"I speak to journalists every day. But I do not remember giving any such interview. I strongly deny that I made such a statement," Doval said in a telephonic conversation to ANI.
However, the online version of the daily carried out an interview on Monday with Doval, where he has been quoted as saying that the NSA-level talks have been cancelled and the situation will remain same until Islamabad comes through in the Pathankot probe.
"India has cancelled the 15 January Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks. No peace talks now till Pakistan takes action against Pathankot terrorists and India is satisfied with Pakistan's efforts. There will be no talks before action," Doval reportedly said.
The newspaper had released an audio clip of the interview on its website.
(With ANI inputs)