After India Repeatedly Rejecting Talks, Pakistan To Appoint NSA To Revive Back Channel DiplomacyPakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan. (Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

The Pakistani Govenment led by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is believed to be actively considering appointment of a National Security Advisor (NSA) to revive the backchannel diplomacy between New Delhi and Islamabad, reports Times Now.

The development from Pakistan gains significance as it could be seen as a bid to mollify the tensed and thorny relationship with range of issues which have been hindering the resumption of peace talks between the two nuclear armed nations.

Despite PM Imran Khan having reached out to India for peace talks at multiple instances since his elections in August 2018, the Indian establishment has maintained its stance that terrorism and talks cannot continue hand-in-hand.

Now with the two-month long election cycle in India having come to an end, Pakistan is believed to be considering options on how to resume talks with India given it remains optimistic that the new government will be more receptive to PM Khan's offer for talks.

The relations between the two neighbours had hit an all-time low after the 14 February Pulwama attack carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist outfit.

The attack was then followed by India carrying out cross-border air strikes on Pakistan based hideouts and launch pads of JeM, in response to which Pakistan made a failed air strike attempt on Indian military installations.

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