LAHORE -  Pakistan has been conducting backdoor diplomacy with arch-rival India in a bid to resolve the issues and release tensions through talks, confirmed the National Security Adviser.

Talking to media on Friday, General (retd) Nasir Janjua said India has to eventually come on the table for talks to protect its own interests. “Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India on Kashmir and other basic issues,” he told.

Janjua admitted that India had committed unprecedented human rights violations in the occupied valley. He said that authorities in the neighbouring country are confused, condemning the killings of innocent Kashmiris in Indian-held Kashmir.

He praised the Pakistan Army soldiers for their valour in protecting the borders. Janjua assured that the state will triumph in war against terrorism.

In a TV interview, he said the soil of Afghanistan has been used to conduct terror attacks in Pakistan as there is clear evidence of terrorists’ hideouts. “All our areas are clear. Terrorists come from across the border,” he said.

The National Security Adviser stressed that Afghan administration has no writ in its areas, and told that Pakistan only raises its voice as a responsible state in the region. He urged the need for national alliance on the issue of terrorism so that all political powers in the country were on the same page.

Janjua stated that Pakistan cannot be weakened by internal conflicts and conspiracies.