India waiting Pak response on Mumbai dossier: ChidambaramFebruary 5th, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.5 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that it had not yet received any response on the dossier given to Pakistan on the Mumbai terror attacks.
“There is no confusion. Both External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and I have said that we have not received any response to the dossier given to Pakistan as yet,” Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters on Thursday in New Delhi.
Chidambaram was responding to a question asking if there was any confusion in the Government in the backdrop of National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan’’s statement that Pakistan had reverted to India with a number of questions on the Indian dossier on the Mumbai terror attack.
The NSA Narayanan’’s statement contradicted the stand taken by Mukherjee.
“What I had said was that there are many, many ties between India and Pakistan. If Pakistan does not respond (to the dossier), these may get weaker and weaker and may one day snap. It is a thought process and not a policy statement,” said Chidambaram, putting the record straight by clarifying on his earlier reported statement that suggested the possibility of India snapping ties with Pakistan. Meanwhile, Chidambaram appealed to Sri Lanka to suspend hostilities and asked Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to lay down arms and resume negotiations with Colombo. (ANI)
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