Official sources said that in addition to Basit, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Tehmina Janjua and High Commissioner to Britain Sayed Ibne Abbas are also in the run.
They have had no further conversation since on this subject, Swarup said.
When the world is increasingly concerned about North Koreaâ€™s nuclear capabilities, to know that some part of its programme was actively sourced from Pakistan only deepens mistrust and suspicion towards Islamabad.
"More than three decades later, displaying a similar attitude, military personnel were infiltrated across the Line of Control in Kargil in 1999."
New Delhi accuses Islamabad of arming and training the militants fighting to end Indian rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir is the root cause of all our bilateral problems, says Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit.
India would like to have same kind of ties with Islamabad like with other neighbours, says Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.
A senior official of the Foreign Office said on anonymity that there was some "forward movement" and the foreign secretaries are expected to meet in February.
India has sought action by Pakistan on the evidence provided for apprehending the JeM terrorists suspected to have been involved in the attack.
The decision(on FS talks) will be taken after the meeting," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters after Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met Swaraj.
Reports from Pakistan claimed that law enforcement agencies have picked up "some suspects" connected to Pathankot airbase attack from Bahwalapur district.
"We are investigating the Pathankot incident while the foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan are intact," Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said.
He said that strict action is being taken against elements involved in terror activities.
Uncertainty prevails on talks scheduled for January 15 in Islamabad between Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.
India has shared a dossier with Pakistan which contains proofs of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's involvement in the attack.
The peace process between the two estranged neighbours was revived this month when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Pakistan to attend Heart of Asia Conference.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with his core group on Monday to decide country's agenda for the NSA talks.
Ex-foreign secretary Sujatha Singh has claimed that she has no knowledge about the former Indian Premier League commissioner getting travel documents in July 2014.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived in Kathmandu and called on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to discuss the rescue and relief operations.
A slew of steps have been taken for speedy evacuation of stranded tourists including goodwill visas to foreigners and mobilising of buses and ambulances to bring them by road.
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