The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would reportedly always be in support of India and Pakistan continuing dialogue.

"Advice of the secretary general would always be for 'on' in order to support the talks," said Stephane Dujarric, Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson, when asked about the talks between the two south Asian countries.

"Obviously, there are circumstances that are involved but he has been supportive of the dialogue between the leaders of Pakistan and India to resolve the outstanding issues," IANS quoted Dujarric as saying.

The Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries was scheduled for 15 January, but has been delayed to the "near future" in light of the terrorist attack on Pathankot Air Force base on 2 January. 

The high level talks had been scheduled after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM  Nawaaz Sharif met on the the sidelines of the Paris climate talks. Modi also visited Lahore on Sharif's birthday 

India, which had taken a strong stand seeking action by Pakistan in prosecute the Pathankot perpetrators, has been reassured to a certain degree after the Pakistan government launched an investigation into the attack, took Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar into 'protective custody' and closed down the militant outfit's offices. Meanwhile, the terrorist group has refuted reports of the JeM chief being taken into custody. 

The Foreign Secretaries of the two countries, S. Jaishankar of India and Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry of Pakistan, spoke on phone on Thursday and decided to delay the talks.