Secret meeting of India and Pakistan held in Dubai to break deadlock, RAW and ISI officials were involved

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-16 16:26:04 IST

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Reuters have been quoted by the news agency as claiming that an important confidential meeting of the top intelligence officials of the two countries was held in Dubai in January to break the deadlock between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.

An important confidential meeting of the top intelligence officials of the two countries was held in Dubai in January to break the deadlock between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. The relationship between the two nuclear weapon states has been very strong since the Pulwama incident and India's air strike in response.

In 2019, after the Pulwama incident and the retaliatory action of India, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi had strengthened his hold in the region by taking back the special status of Kashmir. In response, Pakistan suspended bilateral trade, reducing the status of its diplomatic relations with India.

The two countries have now resumed negotiations under backdoor diplomacy, taking steps towards normalizing relations in the next few months after a hiatus. Actually Kashmir has always been a burning issue between the two countries.

Those aware of this said that the secret meeting was attended by the officials of Indian intelligence agency RAW and Pakistan's ISI. The United Arab Government also assisted in organizing this meeting.

However, neither the Indian government nor the Pakistani government made any comment about this confidential meeting. However, Ayesha Siddiqua, a top analyst for Pakistan's defense affairs, believes that the intelligence officers of the two countries have been meeting in a third country for a few months. He said that according to my knowledge, high level meetings have been held in Thailand, Dubai and London.

Actually both countries are in favor of normalizing relations. India is embroiled in a border dispute with China and does not want to get into a mess on the border with Pakistan. At the same time, the economy of Pakistan, a friend of China, is in deep crisis and is in the process of recovering from it as soon as possible. At the same time, it wants to strengthen its western border defenses after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. 

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