India rules out talks with Pakistan until Mumbai attackers brought to justice

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New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister has said that no meaningful talks could take place with Pakistan until it brought perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks to justice.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a book release function here on Tuesday, Krishna said, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has made India's position very clear that unless there are visible action that is taken to bring to justice the perpetrators of Mumbai attack, it would be extremely difficult for any meaningful talks with Pakistan. And we standby that statement of Dr. Singh and we are looking forward to Pakistan moving further in that direction of bringing to justice those perpetrators of that crime."

Dr. Singh on Monday said that there was "credible information" that Pakistan-based militant groups were planning fresh attacks on India.

Singh's statement was the latest attempt by India to pile more pressure on Pakistan to act against anti-Indian terrorists that New Delhi blames for last year's Mumbai attacks.

Meanwhile in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that it would be very difficult for Pakistan to resort to incursions as it did in 1999, leading to a limited war.

"I have a feeling that important lessons have been learned from the Kargil war. And I think it would be very difficult for Pakistan to recreate those circumstances. I don't think you should confuse infiltration with what happened in 1999. 1999 was downright invasion, infiltration have carried on since 1989-1990." (ANI)

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