New Delhi: India will raise the issue of
terror links of Pakistan`s ISI, as has been revealed by
Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley during the Chicago
trial, when the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries will
meet later this week in Islamabad.
Foreign Minister S M Krishna also said that India will
keep pursuing the issue of extradition of Dawood Ibrahim.
"Whatever Headley has revealed under oath in court of
law in Chicago, would be relevant for India to take up with
Pakistan and then try to get Pakistan`s response to that.
Well, that would certainly be taken up with Pakistan," Krishna
told reporters here.
Indicating that terror will be the central point of
the forthcoming talks, he said, "This menace has to be dealt
with firmly and transparently, for the common good of India
and Pakistan, as well as, the region beyond."
On whether India will raise the issue of extradition
of Dawood during the FS-level talks, he said,"We have asked
for his extradition so that he could be brought to justice on
this country. We will keep pursuing that."
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will be travelling to
Islamabad to hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman
Bashir on June 23-24 during which they will also take stock of
the progress made during the series of high-level meetings
between the two countries in key areas of security, trade and
commerce and water.
On the outcome of talks at various levels, Krishna
said, "We have had a useful exchange of views and have gained
a better understanding of each other’s positions. We have
always approached our discussions in an open and constructive