Washington: Citing the failed Times Square
bombing which is suspected to have been plotted in Pakistan,
India has told the US that terrorist organisations cannot be
dealt with "selectively" as their "driving force" is only to
export terror to a country.
In an apparent reference to Pakistan`s reluctance to
take action against LeT, blamed for the Mumbai attacks,
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said terror outfits have
to be dealt with across the board and not selectively.
"These terrorist organisations are like a syndicate.
In Pakistan we find that if some particular organisation or a
name is found (and banned), the same set of person create
another organisation," he said.
"The driving force is the same to export terror to a
country. Just like an attempt was made at the Times Square in
? a grim reminder that it can hit anybody anywhere. It is a
very well-oiled machinery," Krishna told reporters, wrapping
up his 4-day official visit to the US.
"One has to be extremely cautious, careful and
terrorists organisations will have to be dealt with across the
board and it cannot be dealt selectively. We have conveyed (to
the US) and they understand our sensitivities," he said.
Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American arrested for
the Times Square failed bombing got trained at a terrorist
training camp in Pakistan`s restive Waziristan tribal region.
US has blamed the Pakistani Taliban for the failed
bombing in New York`s Times Square.
In his opening remarks at the Indo-US Strategic
Dialogue yesterday, Krishna had made a reference to Shahzad`s
case to underline his point that terror exported from Pakistan
can hit anywhere in the world.
On whether India`s concerns about Pakistan have been
raised during the meetings he had with US officials, Krishna
said: "Secretary Clinton is quite aware if India`s various
concerns as regard to Pak.
"This has been discussed with Clinton and also at
official level at greater detail. The message is that they are
aware of our concerns they would not do anything that would
adversely affect India`s concerns," he said.
On the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue, Krishna said the
whole idea behind his visit here was to move closer in terms
of addressing the concerns of the two countries.
"Our concerns should be addressed by the US and theirs
by us. This is the ground rule. The relationship between India
and the US is not going to be at the cost of other county. As
well, we understand where our concerns and interests lie. We
also understand (where their concerns) lie."