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Pakistan sending conflicting signals on 26/11: India

By Sagar Kulkarni
July 05, 2009 21:49 IST
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India is 'very cautiously and responsibly' evaluating the conflicting signals emanating from Pakistan on punishing the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks and is waiting for its 'visible and credible' actions against them.

Voicing his disapproval over the release of Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder Hafeez Saeed, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Sunday said India has not yet received any official communication about Pakistan government's appeal against the release of the terror mastermind in a higher court.

"The brain behind the terror attack has been released. We have not heard about Pakistan government taking it up in an appeal. So, in the light of that, conflicting signals are emanating from Pakistan," he told PTI on his way back from his four-day trip to Japan.

Krishna said India has to "very cautiously and responsibly" evaluate these signals.

Asked about the 'credible action' India expects from Pakistan, he said, "Well, it is very simple, we want perpetrators of the attack on Mumbai to be brought to justice. That is the only thing India is asking for and we are waiting."

"I have repeatedly said that it has to be visible and it has to be credible. There must be some commitment on the part of Pakistan -- that they are going after the Mumbai attackers," he underlined.

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