`Pak must act against terror groups to better ties with India`
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 23:26
New Delhi: In a strong indictment of Pakistan, Germany today said groups like LeT were a creation of ISI and Islamabad will have to satisfy India that it was acting against the terror outfit if it wants to improve relations with its neighbour.

"I would agree that it (Mumbai attacks) was not only the aim of just LeT but also of those who were behind it. ISI has been creating such groups as Gen Zia-ul-Haq had said: bleed India from a thousand cuts.

"In the fight against terrorism and LeT, there is no alternative to improving the situation between two nations but for Pakistan to give satisfaction to India that it takes action against these groups," Bernd Mutzelburg, German special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said.

Mutzelburg, who was addressing a seminar on global terrorism organised by ICWA, said "India is more stronger and reasonable and has more to gain if the plant (of Foreign Secretary talks between two nations) could be made into a tree.

"In order to take decisive steps against terrorism we would be happy if one day the condition would be right to take up composite dialogue again (between India and Pakistan) and Germany would be willing to facilitate and support that endeavour," he said.

Appreciating India's restrained stand in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, Mutzelburg said, "India has terribly been affected by terrorism and the world was shocked by 26/11. However, India won a lot of sympathy and respect for its moderate, wise and well advised reaction. India renounced surgical strikes, which might have ended in nuclear mayhem and did not fall in the trap laid by terrorists."


First Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 23:26

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