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India to be patient about Mumbai terror case

Publication Date : 03-10-2012

 

India will show patience and perseverance in dealing with the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case -- also known as 26/11 case -- with Pakistan, Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna has said.

Terming his country's relation with Pakistan as “difficult", Krishna said in New York on Monday: "In a difficult relationship like the one we have had with Pakistan, one should have lots of patience,” Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted him as saying.

“India is known for its patience and perseverance. Patiently we will move in the direction in which we want.”

PTI said Krishna’s remarks came when he was asked if there was growing frustration with the slow pace at which the Mumbai attacks trial was moving in Pakistan.

Krishna had held crucial talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad last month, where he said Pakistan had promised action against the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

India says that it has given “more than adequate” evidence to Pakistan to enable it to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 attack to justice and has sought a speedy end to the trial, PTI said.

On the likelihood of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visiting Pakistan this year, Krishna said the timing of the visit was yet to be worked out.

The question of Prime Minister Singh’s visit was never seriously explored. It was mentioned in a press conference when he was in Islamabad early last month, he said.

Krishna said a visit of such importance needed lots of preparations.

“As and when those preparations are complete I think we will advise the prime minister to visit Pakistan,” he added.

 

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