NEW DELHI: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that the India-Pakistan dialogue won't get derailed in case of another terror attack.

Abdul Basit said that India has given commitment that terror will not affect the ongoing talks.

In an interview with India Today he said that NSAs of the two countries also discussed reaction to any future terror attack and both the countries agreed that terror shouldn't derail talks.

Basit said that there has been no change as far as Islamabad is concerned. Pakistan prime minister has always been saying underlining the importance of having a dialogue with India. He said we welcome the change in policy on part of India.

Answering a question, he said that both sides know the importance of talking to each other. We do understand...I think New Delhi also realises that unless we talk to each other we would not be able to resolve our issues. The first thing is to bridge this distrust gap and that cannot be done unless we talk to each other, he added.

Responding to another question Basit said: “We have been discussing the issues, including this one. All these things were discussed when the NSAs met in Bangkok.”

He said that I would not like to get into specific but I think both sides are committed this time around to not allow those forces to sabotage or thwart this dialogue process between the two countries.

Abdul Basit said: “This is a comprehensive bi-lateral dialogue as we know. We have made gains in the past, we will build on them. We will discuss everything, from Jammu and Kashmir to peace and security and confidence building measures,” he added.

He said that there can't be any change in our policy of meeting with the Hurriyat leaders.

He said: “We are committed to expedite the Mumbai attack trial in Pakistan. You must understand that this is a very complex case. It takes years and years and years. We have assured the Indian side that we would take certain steps, those steps we are discussing,” Basit added.

Responding to a question, he said that Indian government said that they do not know the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim. No dossier about Dawood was shared with us.