India is in favor of Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan, which is likely to be held on 15 January in Islamabad despite an attack on India’s Pathankot air base, according to a source in Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – New Delhi is likely to hold foreign secretary-level talks with Islamabad despite an attack on India’s Pathankot air base close to the border with Pakistan, a source in Indian Ministry of External Affairs told Sputnik on Sunday.
A security operation was launched Saturday at the Pathankot air force base in Punjab after a group of gunmen stormed the military facility. The attacked air base is located on the road to the Kashmir region, disputed by India and Pakistan for almost 70 years.
"India will continue to engage with Pakistan despite Pathankot terror attack. India is in favor of Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan, which is likely to be held on 15 January in Islamabad," the source said.
Seven security personnel have lost their lives in the operation and 20 were injured, while at least four militants were killed in the shootout at the air base, according to Indian authorities.
Earlier on Sunday, Indian External Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with former foreign secretaries and former high commissioners to Pakistan and asked their view regarding talks with Pakistan in the aftermath of the attack.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
does not correspond with the subject of the post;
promotes hatred and discrimination on racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or social basis or violates the rights of minorities;
violates the rights of minors, causing them harm in any form, including moral damage;
contains ideas of extremist nature or calls for other illegal activities;
contains insults, threats to other users, individuals or specific organizations, denigrates dignity or undermines business reputations;
contains insults or messages expressing disrespect to Sputnik;
violates privacy, distributes personal data of third parties without their consent or violates privacy of correspondence;
describes or references scenes of violence, cruelty to animals;
contains information about methods of suicide, incites to commit suicide;
pursues commercial objectives, contains improper advertising, unlawful political advertisement or links to other online resources containing such information;
promotes products or services of third parties without proper authorization;
contains offensive language or profanity and its derivatives, as well as hints of the use of lexical items falling within this definition;
contains spam, advertises spamming, mass mailing services and promotes get-rich-quick schemes;
promotes the use of narcotic / psychotropic substances, provides information on their production and use;
contains links to viruses and malicious software;
is part of an organized action involving large volumes of comments with identical or similar content ("flash mob");
“floods” the discussion thread with a large number of incoherent or irrelevant messages;
violates etiquette, exhibiting any form of aggressive, humiliating or abusive behavior ("trolling");
doesn’t follow standard rules of the English language, for example, is typed fully or mostly in capital letters or isn’t broken down into sentences.
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.