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Chidambaram meets Hillary; talks of Pak inaction on 26/11

Last updated on: September 11, 2009 12:42 IST

Home Minister P Chidambaram met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington to brief her about Pakistan's inaction against perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks.

Chidambaram, who wraps up his four-day visit to the United States on Friday, told Clinton that Pakistan simply has not taken any action against the perpetrators of 26/11, and mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

Chidambaram has also told US officials that infiltration from Pakistan has increased since May this year.

Drawing disparity between India and Pakistan's approach to the investigations, he said, "I think the US understands the difference between the way India has approached the post 26/11 situation and the way Pakistan has approached the post 26/11 situation. I think it is enough to draw attention to the difference and leave it there."

"India and US would take their relationship to a next level, where they will work together on a host of other issues, apart from Pakistan," Chidambaram told media persons in Washington.

"The next level does not mean leaning on Pakistan. The next level means working together on security related matters," he added.

On the resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, Chidambaram said, "I think India's position has been made clear by the prime minister in Parliament and there is no need for me to add anything to it or clarify."

Commenting on the second question about level of intelligence sharing, he said: "It has been pretty good. Even today, when there is actionable intelligence, which is, shared by US agencies with Indian agencies. We share any intelligence that we have vis-a-vis the United States this will continue."

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