Let Pakistan prove its credibility before talks: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday questioned the basis on which India agreed to hold the foreign ministerial level talks with Pakistan, saying Islamabad should first prove its credibility before any talks are held.

Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday questioned the basis on which India agreed to hold the foreign ministerial level talks with Pakistan, saying Islamabad should first prove its credibility before any talks are held.

"The Pakistan government should first prove its credibility on the issue of terrorism. This should be through action on terrorism. Only then, we (India and Pakistan) can talk," BJP president Nitin Gadkari said at a meet-the-press programme at the Chandigarh Press Club here.

"The Pakistan government has supported and sponsored terrorism. India has faced cross-border terrorism - a proxy war by Pakistan. We want good relations between both countries. But for that the Pakistan government should prove its credibility and have a strict attitude against terror."

Gadkari`s comments came as the central government announced that External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will travel to Islamabad in July this year to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

India suspended the composite dialogue with Pakistan after 10 Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai by the sea Nov 26, 2008, and went on a killing spree, leaving 166 Indians and foreigners dead.

IANS

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