BBC: Sharif tells Army his meeting with Jindal was back-channel diplomacy
PAKISTAN PRIME Minister Nawaz Sharif has told the country’s powerful Army that his meeting with Indian steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal last month was a part of back-channel diplomacy, BBC Urdu reported on Thursday.
The report said that Sharif took Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa into confidence about the meeting with Jindal on April 27 at the hill resort of Murree.
The civilian leadership informed military authorities about Sharif’s hour-long meeting with Jindal, who had the backing of important Indian officials for a meeting to defuse the ongoing tension between the two countries, the report said.
India-pakistan ties have remained strained over a series of cross-border terror attacks in India and the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the retired
‘Jindal backed by key Indian officials’