Terror cannot be brushed aside: Krishna

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New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Ahead of its talks with Pakistanat foreign secretary level, India today insisted terror cannotbe brushed aside and it was necessary for both the countriesto find a "common wavelength" in terms of fighting terrorism.

".....Terror is something that cannot be brushed asidebecause terror is a matter of fact. And I think all of us,including Pakistan, live under the fear of terror," ExternalAffairs Minister S M Krishna said.

He was asked if India would look beyond terror during abilateral meeting between Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao andher Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir on the margins of theSAARC Committee meeting in Thimphu on February 6-7.

He said "it is necessary that we should find a commonwavelength in terms of fighting terror."

Asked if recent reports on Samjhuta Express blast probeindicating the involvement of right-wing extremist groupswould cast a shadow over the talks between the ForeignSecretaries, he said the outcome should not be prejudged.

"Let them meet and perhaps they may continue from wherethey had left", he said adding India was ready to discuss allbilateral issues with Pakistan.

"I think all issues concerning bilateral relationsbetween the two countries will be discussed by them," he said.

India has always maintained that there was no otheroption but to engage its western neighbour to resolve alloutstanding issues, he said.

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