Tue, Dec 6, 2016 | updated 06:22 AM IST

'Stop cross-border terrorism and then we can talk': India tells Pak

Updated: Dec 01, 2016 19:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): In a stern warning to Pakistan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said that India will never accept continued cross-border terrorism as the new normal.

"Stop cross-border terrorism and then we can talk," said MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup, said , adding India is in favour of talks but not in this atmosphere of terror.

Swarup further said that India has not received any request from Pakistan for a bilateral meeting.

Commenting on Tuesday's Nagrota terror attack, Swarup said India is awaiting specific details before taking the next step. He added that the government has taken this attack very seriously and will do what it feels is required for national security.

A group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota, about three kilometers from the Corps headquarters on the outskirts of Jammu city on Tuesday morning.

Seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three terrorists were killed.

Meanwhile, responding to a poser about the investigation in the Uri attacks earlier in September, Swarup said, "When we are giving you fingerprints, DNA, of the terrorists that we believe have come from Pakistan, why can't Pakistan match it against its own national database. That would be the simplest thing to do."

"If Pakistan is serious, let it first bring to books responsible for the Mumbai terror attack," he added.(ANI)