India briefs more envoys on Mumbai attacks

January 7th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Continuing its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan, India briefed more envoys on the recent Mumbai attacks in New Delhi on Wednesday.
A group of diplomats from various countries including the United States of America, Britain, Croatia and Switzerland met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
The envoys of Sri Lanka, Turkey and the Arab States, who were briefed on Tuesday, have condemned the terror attacks, which shook the Mumbai in November 2008.
The main focus of these meetings is to discuss the fallout of Mumbai attacks and to build up international consensus to make Pakistan hand over the perpetrators of the attacks.
According to reports, the Indian officials discussed the present situation between Pakistan and India, and also put before them the evidence handed over to Pakistan on Monday regarding the involvement of ”elements” in Pakistan in Mumbai attacks.
The evidence handed over to Pakistan includes a confession from the man India says is the lone surviving gunman, details of communications links with “elements in Pakistan”, and data retrieved from GPS and satellite phones.
India says that it was not satisfied with Pakistan’’s response. New Delhi wants Islamabad to dismantle what it says are terrorist infrastructure including training camps on Pakistani territory and extradite 40 suspects.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused Pakistan of using terrorism as an instrument of state policy against India. He further said that given the sophistication and military precision of the Mumbai attacks must have had the support of some official agencies in Pakistan. (ANI)

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