Speaking at the inauguration he also described the terror infrastructure in Pakistan as the greatest danger to peace and security in the world.
Over 120 Indian envoys attended the special meeting in New Delhi to focus on fallout of Mumbai attacks, relation with Pakistan. Speakers for the programme were, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee
Speaking to the envoys, the External Affairs Minister did some tough talking.
The External Affairs Minister said:
"This terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan is the greatest terrorist danger to peace and security of the entire civilized world. There has been some effort so far by the international community but this is not enough.
Unfortunately, Pakistan's response so far has demonstrated their earlier tendency to resort to a policy of denial and to seek to deflect and shift the blame and responsibility. We expect civilian government of Pakistan to take effective steps to deal with elements within Pakistan who still continue the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
We have so far acted with utmost restraint and are hopeful that international community will use its influence to urge Pakistani government to take effective action. While we continue to persuade the international community and Pakistan we are also clear that ultimately it is we who have to deal with this problem. We will take all measures necessary as we deem fit
to deal with the situation."
OneIndia News (with inputs from Agencies)