US justified in Osama operation: India

India on Wednesday backed the US move to unilaterally hunt down al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden near Islamabad in Pakistan but said the same was not possible for New Delhi to emulate considering the proximity with Pakistan.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: India on Wednesday backed the US move to unilaterally hunt down al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden near Islamabad in Pakistan but said the same was not possible for New Delhi to emulate considering the proximity with Pakistan.

While no official statement was released, sources in the government said Pakistan must now act to bring to justice those behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

While ruling out the hot pursuit option, sources said Islamabad must eliminate safe havens for terrorists on its own.

While noting that sanctuaries and training camps continue to exist in Pakistan, India expressed hope that Islamabad will be now be more open to its terror concerns.

The government however noted that normal ties with Pakistan were not possible till credible action is taken against terrorism.

The government also noted that Osama’s death doesn’t mark an end to war against terror.

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