India is likely to take a call on talks with Pakistan once National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval briefs Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the action taken by the neighbouring country against the perpetrators of the Pathankot airbase attack.
According to sources, Doval will meet Modi at his residence at 3 pm and brief him along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The talks are likely to be postponed by about four days and a formal announcement regarding the same is likely to be made at around 4 pm, after the meeting between the PM and the NSA.
India and Pakistan were to hold foreign secretary-level talks on January 15 but ever since the Pathankot attack, reports have been filtering in that the talks might be cancelled or postponed even as the government has kept mum on the issue.
PM Modi had on Wednesday met Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar after he returned from Sri Lanka.