New Delhi: With the US speaking about
Pakistan`s use of terror outfits as a hedge against India, New
Delhi on Saturday said it has been "unequivocally" raising the issue
of terrorism originating from its neighbourhood and hoped to
see "movement" on the part of Islamabad to dismantle this
"We have always unequivocally spoken of the challenge
of terrorism. Terrorism that originates from our neighbourhood
and we have, time and again, called upon our neighbour to
dismantle this terror infrastructure," External Affairs
Ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said.
He was reacting to US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton`s remarks in an interview that "they (Pakistan) have
in the past hedged against both India and an unfriendly regime
in Afghanistan by supporting groups that will be their proxies
in trying to prevent either India or an unfriendly Afghan
Government from undermining their position."
Clinton said now things are "changing", but she cannot
confirm whether Pakistan has stopped the use of terror against
India and Afghanistan.
Referring to the meeting between Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza
Gilani in Thimphu on the sidelines of SAARC Summit in April,
Prakash said it was decided that two countries "will be open
or willing to do everything possible to enhance mutual trust
and discuss all issues of interest or concerns to both sides".
"From our perspective the only matter or only aspect,
on which we hope to see movement on the part of Pakistan or
Pakistani friends, is on the issue of terrorism."