India wants constructive ties with Pak: Krishna
India today said it wishes to have constructive relations with Pakistan but wanted an environment free from terror and "credible" action to be taken against anti-India jihadi leaders.
New Delhi: India today said it wishes to have
constructive relations with Pakistan but wanted an environment
free from terror and "credible" action to be taken against
anti-India jihadi leaders like Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz
Saeed who "continue to incite violence".
A week after his talks with Pakistani counterpart Hina
Rabbani Khar, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told the
Lok Sabha that he had conveyed India`s desire to work with
Pakistan to reduce the trust deficit and move forward in a
He said Khar`s visit was aimed at resolving peacefully
all outstanding issues through a "constructive and
forward-looking dialogue and to establish cooperative and good
neighbourly relations between the two countries, in an
environment free from terrorism and violence."
In a suo motu statement, he said India is committed to
build "a relationship of trust and mutually-beneficial
cooperation in conformity with the determination of the people
of both countries to see an end to terrorism and violence and
to realise their aspirations for peace and development."
Giving details about his discussions with Khar, he said
he had underscored the importance that India attaches to the
fulfillment of commitments made by Pakistan with regard to
trial and investigation in Pakistan into 2008 Mumbai attacks.
"I requested Pakistan to act on the assurance given to
our Home Minister by Pakistan Interior Minister in June 2010
on the dossiers regarding seven specific individuals and the
need to provide voice samples," Krishna said.
Pakistan was asked to investigate the linkages with "some
elements in the Pakistani security agencies" that had emerged
from the evidence presented in the Tahawwur Rana trial in the
United States, he said.