26/11: India demands positive & visible action

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London, Jan 30: Choosing to downplay Pakistan's allegation against India's stance on 26/11 terror attacks, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna demanded Pakistan to take "positive and visible" action against those behind the 26/11 terror attacks.

"I don't want to react harshly to what my esteemed friend Mr Qureshi is reported to have said. India, I would like to reiterate, wants friendly, normal relations with Pakistan and the road blocks which I have pointed out to Mr Qureshi for restoring the relationship have to be cleared," Krishna said.

Krishna said that India expects Pakistan to take stern action against those involved in the Mumbai terror attacks and bring the culprits to book.

"I hope Pakistan will take positive visible steps to investigate fully the attacks on Mumbai and bring those responsible to justice. This is the only response we expect from Pakistan, which we feel is yet to be done," he told in a news agency report.

Krishna's response came after Pakistan foreign minister SM Qureshi alleged that India, particularly the External Affairs Ministry (MEA) was 'confused and and hypocritical' over Pakistan.

Qureshi, in an undiplomatic language had accused Krishna of 'having nothing to offer'.

He added that India's public stance was completely different from its private stance in terms of Pakistan's cooperation in the 26/11 inquiry.

Both Krishna and Qureshi are in London, attending an international conference on Afghanistan.

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