Congress Says Indo-Pak Talks Need Not Be Disrupted Despite Pathankot Attack

11/01/2016 10:26 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 13: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi addresses the media at AICC on May 13, 2014 in New Delhi, India. The Congress dismissed the exit polls which predicted the worst defeat for ruling party in the Lok Sabha elections, saying the pollsters deserve a Nobel Prize for miniaturization. (Photo by S Burmaula/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- With the Pathankot terrorist attack likely to play spoilsport for the ongoing talk process with Pakistan, the Congress Party on Sunday said India's engagement with its neighbour needs not be disrupted despite the grave provocation of the attack.

Interacting with reporters here, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, "It is up to the government to decide what should be the level, nature and intensity of engagement with Pakistan."

He, however, made it clear that the government had not shared any information with the opposition regarding the attack, security situation and the talks with Pakistan.

"The Congress does not stand by the remarks and observations made by individuals, who are not the spokespersons or in the decision making process, that foreign secretary talks should be suspended or cancelled," he added.

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