India, Pakistan agree to set up ‘hotline’

March 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): India and Pakistan have agreed to set up a “hotline” to share information about militants.

In a joint statement issued after the two-day India-Pakistan Home Secretary level talks, both sides agreed to set up the hotline to facilitate real time information sharing with respect to terrorist threats.

“Both sides reiterated their commitment to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reaffirm the need to bring those responsible for such crimes to justice,” it added.

Both sides exchanged views on the decisions taken in the last round of talks held in Islamabad in 2008. It was agreed that it was important for both sides to remain engaged on outstanding issues and henceforth the Home Secretary level talks would be held bi-annually.

Pakistani side provided updates on the ongoing trial and investigation in Pakistan on the Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan conveyed its readiness, in principle, based upon the principle of comity and reciprocity to entertain a Commission from India with respect to Mumbai terror attack investigations.

The statement said that Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and India’s National Investigative Agency (NIA) would share information on the Mumbai attacks.

The statement said that dates for the visit of the Judicial Commission from Pakistan in connection with Mumbai attack trial would be conveyed by India within four-six weeks

The Indian delegation was led by Home Secretary G K Pillai, while Qamar Zaman Chaudhary headed the Pakistan delegation. (ANI)

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