Ajit Doval Holds Talks With US Counterpart, Shows Evidence


New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday held talks with his American counterpart John Bolton about the present situation between New Delhi and Islamabad, following the Pulwama attack and the Indian air strike in retaliation of the incident.

Ajit Doval also provided evidence of the Pakistanis using their F-16 fighter planes in the attack on Indian targets by showing them the parts of the American AIM-120 air-to-air missiles.

In the talks between NSA Doval and Bolton, the two sides reviewed the situation in the region where the Americans told India that they would be holding talks with Pakistan and asking it to take concrete action against terrorist activities emanating from its soil especially against India.

The Indian side also stated that they would continue to take action against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and its chief Masood Azhar in the United Nations, under the rule 1267 which has received support from the global community, sources said.

According to sources, the American defence attache in New Delhi has been shown evidence of Pakistan using the F-16s provided to it for counter-terrorism operations to attack India.

“The parts of the AMRAAM air to air missile were shown to the American defence attache to provide evidence,” sources in the government said.

The Indian Air Force earlier on Tuesday issued a communique stating clarifications on the February 27 airstrikes in Pakistan.

The Air Force made it clear that all its “Su-30 aircraft engaged in combat landed back safely” and stated that the “False claim by Pakistan of shooting down a Su-30, appears to be a cover-up for loss of its own aircraft.