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Readout of Telephonic Conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US NSA Amb John Bolton

February 16, 2019

National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval had a telephone call with his U.S. counterpart Ambassador John Bolton on the evening of 15 February. The call was initiated by the U.S. side to express condolences and outrage over the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM).

Ambassador Bolton supported India's right to self-defence against cross-border terrorism. He offered all assistance to India to bring the perpetrators and backers of the attack promptly to justice. NSA Doval appreciated U.S. support.

The two NSAs vowed to work together to ensure that Pakistan ceases to be a safe haven for JeM and terrorist groups that target India, the U.S. and others in the region. They resolved to hold Pakistan to account for its obligations under UN resolutions and to remove all obstacles to designating JeM leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist under the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 Committee process.

New Delhi
February 16, 2019

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