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New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) As speculation mounts in Pakistan New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) As speculation mounts in Pakistanover the entry of 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed into politics,India feels that it is the Army which is trying to"mainstream" him and sees no possibility of engaging with him. Sources said it will be a "long way down the road for us"to deal with Saeed, who India says was behind the Mumbaiattacks that killed 166 people in November, 2008. They did not attach much importance to Saeed appearing ona television discussion in a Pakistani channel yesterday inwhich Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar also participated. The sources said that Imran Khan was another personalitywho was now being propped up by the Army. For 12 years, he wasnobody, but suddenly he is a big figure, they said. India feels Pakistan suffered from the problem ofmultiple centres of power in which now the Supreme Court hasbecome a little powerful and Army relatively diminished in aflatenning of power. On the cancellation of a visit of Pakistani judicial teamto India in connection with the 26/11 case, the sources saidthat suddenly the Government was informed that the team wasnot coming and no reasons were given. The security establishment feels that India cannotunderestimate the "westasianisation" of Pakistan. The sources rubbished media reports on India agreeing tocede some areas to China during the recent talks betweenSpecial Representatives of the two countries. (More) PTI VSC

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