India says that Pakistan cannot reject the facts that its soil has been using for terrorism

India on Tuesday informed Pakistan it “cannot be in denial” on the influence of terrorism on the two-sided relations between the two countries.

“Terrorist groups based in Pakistan targeting India must not be allowed to operate with impunity,” Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told his Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Chaudhary.

The top diplomats of both the countries met for talks in New Delhi after a hiatus of several months following a militant attack on an Indian air base.

“All outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute came under discussion,” according to the Foreign Office.

The foreign secretary highlighted that Kashmir remains the essential issue that needs just resolution under United Nations Security Council resolutions and desires of the Kashmiri people.

Meanwhile, Jaishankar stressed the need for early and visible progress on Pathankot assault probe as well as Mumbai attack trial in Pakistan, a press release issued by India’s ministry of external affairs said.

The Indian ambassador also asked for a consular access to Kulbhushan Yadav, an Indian detective in the custody of law enforcement agencies in Pakistan.

The two foreign secretaries also exchanged ideas on taking the relationship forward and agreed to remain in touch.

“The meeting between Pakistan and Indian foreign secretaries provided a useful opportunity to exchange views on recent developments in bilateral context,” the Indian media quoted Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit as saying. Basit also attended the meeting.