New Delhi: India has reacted cautiously to Pakistan's assurance to the US that effective action will be taken against Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and its affiliates.
Briefing the media in the national capital, Friday, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “We have read assurances (from Pakistan) about these two organisations and on terrorism, by Pakistan. I hope they deliver.”
“LeT and Haqqani network were mentioned, these operate out of Pakistan. President Obama also raised concerns about US nationals held hostage, he said, adding, “Terrorism naturally comes to mind when talking about Pakistan. US-Pakistan joint statement devotes much space to it.”
On India's stand on resumption of talks with its estranged western neighbour, Swarup said, “We remain open to NSA level talks as decided in Ufa.”
The MEA made its stand clear in response to the US-Pakistan joint statement issued after President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held talks in Washington.
Interestingly, Pakistan agreeing to take action on terror elements is widely been seen as a concession to get the US to include a call for an India-Pakistan dialogue to resolve all issues including Kashmir included in the joint statement.