Discussion Between Swaraj And Modi Regarding India-Pakistan Talks Yields No Results

14/01/2016 9:57 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JUNE 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi talking with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prior to a ceremonial reception for President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete at Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt on June 19, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India would extend its cooperation to Tanzania in various sectors, including counter-terrorism, natural gas and maritime security and added that New Delhi would shortly extend e-tourist visa scheme to the nationals of the African nation. (Photo by Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence, 7 Race Course Road, ended.

Earlier speaking to reporters, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the decision regarding the Foreign Secretary-level talks would be taken after the meeting between Swaraj and the Prime Minister. However, no official words on the meeting came yet.

Earlier, a meeting was held at the residence of Swaraj with MEA officials, including Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.

Almost 48 hours before the scheduled meeting between the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries, Pakistan media earlier today reported that Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar had been detained.

Media reports suggested that Masood Azhar was also taken into protective custody and was being questioned.

However, the MEA late on Wednesday evening said there was no official confirmation from Islamabad on the arrest of Masood Azhar.

"We have no official confirmation on the arrest of JeM chief Masood Azhar. We have seen the press release that has been put out by the Pakistani side, but we have no official confirmation on the arrest," said Swarup.

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