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India asks Pakistan to take steps in Mumbai terror attack case

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Mar 31, IRNA – India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to take visible steps in connection with the Mumbai terror attack probe.

"They have to show visible results with regard to investigation into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack that the government of Pakistan is doing everything possible to bring culprits to book," said India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi before leaving for London to participate in the G-20 summit.

He said that this is essential before the resumption of composite dialogue with Islamabad. Islamabad should convince New Delhi about their "sincerity and determination" to deal with the menace of terrorism, he added.

On the terror strike on a police training center in Lahore, the Prime Minister said India and Pakistan will have to jointly face the scourge of terrorism, adding that he sincerely wish that the government and the people of Pakistan will have the courage and resources to defeat the forces of terrorism.

Singh, who will attend the G-20 summit in London on the international financial crisis, said terrorism will be a "major issue" during his talks with US President Barack Obama, whom he will meet for the first time on the sidelines of the summit on Thursday.

He said all bilateral and regional issues and India's relations with its neighbours besides the menace of terrorism will figure at the talks.

Asked about the G-20 Agenda, Singh said the world economy, which is facing the worst recession this year, should be put on the path of sustained growth.
He said India, which recorded nine per cent growth rate, should once again resume the sustained growth.

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