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India waiting for action by Pakistan against terrorists

India waiting for action by Pakistan against terrorists
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First Published: Sun, Jul 05 2009. 10 09 PM IST

On the job: Krishna said the issue of the safety of Indian students in Australia will figure prominently during his visit to Canberra. PIB
On the job: Krishna said the issue of the safety of Indian students in Australia will figure prominently during his visit to Canberra. PIB
Updated: Sun, Jul 05 2009. 10 09 PM IST
Onboard Special Aircraft: India is “very cautiously” and “responsibly” evaluating the conflicting signals emanating from Pakistan, on punishing the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks and is waiting for its “visible and credible” actions against them.
Voicing his disapproval over the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed, external affairs minister S.M. Krishna said on Sunday that India has not yet received any official communication about the Pakistan government’s appeal against the release of the terror mastermind in a higher court.
On the job: Krishna said the issue of the safety of Indian students in Australia will figure prominently during his visit to Canberra. PIB
“The brain behind the terror attack has been released. We have not heard about the Pakistan government taking it up in an appeal. So, in the light of that, conflicting signals are emanating from Pakistan,” he said on his way back from his four-day trip to Japan.
Asked about the “credible action” India expects from Pakistan, he said “Well, it is very simple, we want perpetrators of the attack on Mumbai to be brought to justice. That is the only thing India is asking for and we are waiting.”
Krishna also said that the issue of the safety of Indian students in Australia will figure prominently during his upcoming visit to Canberra.
“Certainly, the safety and well being of our students in Australia will figure in my talks with the Australian leadership,” he said.
This will be the first high-level visit from New Delhi to Canberra since reports of attacks on Indian students in the country sparked public outrage in India.
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First Published: Sun, Jul 05 2009. 10 09 PM IST