Srinagar: At least one secret meeting has happened between National Security Adviser A K Doval and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed last year, before the two unfriendly nations declared ceasefire, Indian Express reported.
Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during an Iftar interacted with journalist and during that interaction he is reported to have told scribes that there had been a meeting between Lt Gen Hameed and Doval. Around 20 top journalists interacted with him on April 23.
Not only did Bajwa delve into meeting of NSA Doval meeting ISI chief Gen Hameed, he is reported to have mentioned meeting between the intelligence chiefs of the two arch rival nations.
Indian Express report qouted him saying that due to the pandemi these meetings were held in “nearby countries”.
The interaction over Iftar was off the record but details have begun to trickle down, report said.
IE report further reads that that Bajwa also told the journalists that the reading down of Article 370 is not an issue of concern for Pakistan as it had never recognised this provision of the Indian Constitution as one of any value for the resolution of the the Kashmir issue.
“Bajwa said that more important from Pakistan’s point of view, was restoration of statehood, and that there should be no demographic change in Kashmir. He suggested India had given assurances on both counts,” read the report by Indian Express.