On the eve of Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks, India today said Pakistan has to do more on tackling terrorism but pointed out that the progress on the matter has not held the dialogue process to ransom.
“The acrimony of old times is no longer there (between India and Pakistan),” External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told reporters on board the special flight on his way back from Tajikistan.
“Pakistan has to do more on the issue of terrorism…But the issue of progress on terrorism has not held the dialogue process to ransom,” he added.
Krishna’s remarks came ahead of tomorrow’s meeting between Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani in New Delhi.
The meeting is taking place in the backdrop of the arrest of Zabiuddin, aka Abu Jundal, who has revealed that he, along with LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, was in the control room in Pakistan during 26/11 Mumbai carnage.