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26/11: India demands 'visible response' from Pakistan

July 14, 2009 18:32 IST
India on Tuesday demanded a 'visible response' and undertaking from Pakistan on bringing the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks to justice, as officials and leaders of the two countries prepare to meet in Sharm-el-Sheikh to review Islamabad's actions on its promises.

Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon will meet his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir ahead of the parleys Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will have with his counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday morning on the sidelines of the Non Aligned Movement Summit.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told mediapersons that India would like a "visible response" from Pakistan whose commitment is to bring to justice the perpetrators of Mumbai attacks and the earlier attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul.

"I think Pakistan should give us an undertaking that they will not let their soil to be used for terrorist activities directed against India," he said.

Menon, who is accompanying Singh on his trip to Paris and from there to this Egyptian Red Sea resort for the NAM Summit, will meet with his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir and prepare the basis for the Prime Ministers' meeting.

The officials will report to their principals on their discussions which India wants focused on Pakistan's action against the terrorists involved in the Mumbai attacks.

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