“We believe that Pakistan and India stand to benefit from practical cooperation and reduced tensions. And that includes steps by Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to plan attacks in India,” state department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said.
“Certainly that was one of the discussions. Our bilateral relations with India and Pakistan are separate and stand on their own merits, and so I don’t think we – it’s not prudent for us to view our security cooperation in the region in kind of a zero-sum game – or zero-sum terms, rather,” Toner said.
The foreign affairs advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister told HT, “We have had good cooperation on Pathankot and even sent a team to India. Blaming us for not doing enough is not justified. It is for India to decide whether they want to break the logjam or not.”
A while back, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that India is awaiting response from Pakistan for NIA to visit their soil. He also had said that if they don’t allow it, it would be a betrayal. After the Pathankot earlier this year, the ties between two countries have been on a downswing.