Robert Blake who is now tipped to become the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Bureau of the State Department, informed a powerful Congressional Committee that the Indo-US relationship was dependent on the nature of the actions taken by Pakistan on the 26/11 incident.
In his confirmation hearing, Blake told the senators that the Mumbai terror attack has been a major setback to the Indo-Pak peace process.
Responding to a question on the terror strike, Blake said, "They've taken some steps to bring cases against nine of the suspects in Mumbai attacks. But now it's important that they prosecute them."
Noting that India and Pakistan were making good progress in peace process before the terror attack he said that action against the suspects of the attack as well as terrorist outfit organizations like Laskar-e-Toiba will enable the two countries to resume the talks.