India will keep on providing evidence to Pakistan on 26/11: Krishna

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New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): A day after the Indian Government gave "additional information" to Pakistan on the Mumbai terror attacks through their High Commissioner Shahid Malik, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said that New Delhi will keep providing more evidence to Islamabad "as and when" it is collected.

Krishna's statement came as his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters in Multan that India was not responding to Islamabad's request for intelligence sharing on possible terror attacks as indicated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently.

"We are in continuous touch with the Government of Pakistan. It is an ongoing exercise between India and Pakistan. So, as and when, we collect more evidence we will keep sending it across to Pakistan and that is what Foreign Secretary did yesterday," Krishna said.

New Delhi has earlier given four dossiers to Islamabad providing inputs on the terror suspects and logistics including communication used by those involved in carrying out the attacks in Mumbai. They also contained responses to many queries raised by Pakistan relating to lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasav and others.

In a separate statement related to elections in Afghanistan, Krishna said: "It is gratifying to see the democratic process taking strong root in Afghanistan."

"Despite the complex security environment and threats from terrorist groups, candidates have campaigned fearlessly and new voters registered themselves in large numbers. As a fellow developing country and a democracy, we remain strongly supportive of the election process and democratic institutions of Afghanistan," he said.

"We admire the courage and determination of the Afghan voters and all the candidates in participating in this process despite the intimidation and violence which the opponents of democracy have subjected them to. We are confident that the current elections will strengthen democracy and pluralism in Afghanistan," he added. (ANI)

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