Stop using terror as state policy: PM to Pak

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Manmohan Singh
Pittsburg, Sep 26: Making a strong statement ahead of the Indo-Pak meet in New York, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday, Sep 25, said that Pakistan should let go of the mindset of using terrorism as state policy against India.

Dr Singh expressed interest in normalising the relationship with Pakistan provided that they achieve shedding this mindset along with taking action against the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Windng up his two-day trip to Pittsburg to attend the G-20, PM said, "India's message is that India seeks to normalise its relationship with Pakistan. But the only obstacle is that it should shed its old attitude of using terror as a state policy."

He also asserted that there was no change in India's stance since the Sharm-el-Sheikh talks with his counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani.

This comes ahead of the meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister, SM Krishna and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi intended to deliberate over Islamabad's action against terror emanating from its soil will be discussed.

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