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India to 'share' partial terror info with Pakistan

September 19, 2009 12:46 IST
The Indian government has reportedly agreed to partially share the intelligence it has acquired with regard to the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai and other possible attacks by Pakistani groups with Pakistan, but sources told a private television channel that New Delhi would also continue monitor Islamabad's handling of the six dossiers handed over to it by New Delhi.

The report also said that New Delhi will tread the cautious path as far as intelligence sharing is concerned, as it is concerned about possible misuse and misinterpretation, and about this compromising the 26/11 probe.

The decision to share intelligence information follows a Pakistan demand that India share information with it about any possible attack inside India by Pakistani groups. 

The Pakistan Foreign Office demand followed apprehensions expressed by Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram on terror strikes being planned by certain groups in Pakistan. 

"We have repeatedly requested the Indian government to share with us whatever information it has in this regard," Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman said.

He said that the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India at their meeting at Sharm el-Sheikh Summit in Egypt in July had underscored the need to share real time, credible and actionable information on any future terrorist threats. 

The spokesman said the two prime ministers had also agreed in Sharm el-Sheikh that "terrorism is the main threat to both countries." 

Both leaders also "affirmed their resolve to fight terrorism and cooperate with each other to this end." 

He said resumption of the Composite Dialogue and re-activation of the Joint Anti-Terrorism mechanism offer avenues of pragmatic cooperation, inter alia, including on counter terrorism.

Last month, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had also said that a terrorist group in Pakistan was planning an attack, asking Pakistan to trace the militants and scuttle their designs.

Source: ANI