Pakistan-India ties: Spook’s arrest threatens back channel contacts

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ISLAMABAD: A backchannel mechanism between the national security advisers (NSA) of Pakistan and India to discuss security and terrorism related issues is in danger of being scrapped after the name of Ajit Doval surfaced in the ongoing controversy surrounding the arrest of an Indian spy.

Security officials claimed that Kulbhushan Yadav’s confessional statement has confirmed the Indian NSA’s role as being the architect of Research and Analysis Wing’s current policy of stoking violence in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan.