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India concerned about 'spoofing' of satellite phones

Last updated on: July 09, 2009 13:01 IST

India on Wednesday indicated that it would take up the issue of spoofing of terrorists' satellite phones, which hamper efforts to track them, with Pakistan.

"We always take up (issues) whenever something bothers us or Pakistan. We always take up (issues) mutually," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told reporters.

He was responding when asked to comment on reports that Pakistan is 'spoofing' satellite phones commonly used by terrorists, thus hampering efforts to track their movements and undermining its stated commitments to end anti-India terrorism.

"Whatever Pakistan does, India has been closely monitoring those events," Krishna said.

He said the country's borders are 'secure'.

Underlining that India wants friendly relations with Pakistan, he said leaders of the two countries would use every available opportunity in the international fora to meet and make efforts in this direction.

Asked about Islamabad's commitment in handling terror, Krishna said "we have said that Pakistan will have to visibly exhibit its resolve to fight terror... These will be factored in our response".

On whether he was satisfied with the actions being taken by Pakistan, he said, "It is not the question of my satisfaction. It is the question of us living as neighbours."

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