26/11 probe in Pak, terror camps to dominate Indo-Pak HS talks

Dismantling of terror camps across the border, handing over of voice samples of 26/11 masterminds and progress in Samjhauta Express blast probe will dominate the Home Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan.

Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 22:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Dismantling of terror camps across
the border, handing over of voice samples of Mumbai terror
attack masterminds and progress in Samjhauta Express blast
probe will dominate the Home Secretary level talks between
India and Pakistan here next week.

New Delhi will also ask Islamabad to hand over Indian
Mujhahideen terrorists and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim
taking shelter in that country and check inflow of fake
Indian currency notes at the two-day meeting on March 28 and
29.
Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai today met security czars of
the country, including CBI chief A P Singh, Intelligence
Bureau Director Nehchal Sandhu, NIA chief S C Sinha, Director
General of BSF Raman Srivastava, to fine-tune India`s stand on
the issues to be raised during the meeting with his Pakistani
counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman, sources said.

Pillai is expected to ask Zaman about the trial of 26/11
terror attack accused in a court in Pakistan and the delay in
handing over of voice samples of masterminds of that attack,
including LeT operative Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi.

The Indian delegation will raise the issue of cross-border
terrorism and Pakistan`s inaction in dismantling terror camps
in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and why it has not been able to
rein in LeT founder Hafiz Saeed.
Pakistan is expected to ask India about the progress of
Samjhauta Express blast probe in which activists of right wing
groups were allegedly involved. Majority of the victims of the
train, which runs between India and Pakistan, were from the
neighbouring country.

India is also preparing a dossiers, incorporating all key
issues, to be handed over to the Pakistani side.

The proposed talks will be the first structured bilateral
secretary-level meeting on counter-terrorism after India and
Pakistan decided to resume comprehensive talks.

More than two years after India had suspended the
composite dialogue with Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai
terror attacks in November, 2008, the two sides decided in
Thimphu in February to resume comprehensive dialogue on all
outstanding issues.

PTI