India-Pakistan dialogue process under strain: India

July 21st, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Even as it launched a new round of dialogue with its neighbour, India Monday said there were “elements in Pakistan” behind the July 7 terror attack on the Indian mission in Kabul and underlined that the peace process has been “under strain” due to such incidents. Pakistan denied any hand in the attack and asked India to provide “information” to back up its allegation and asked it to “refrain from the blame game.”

“Investigations, (and they are still going on) point out that there are elements in Pakistan who are behind this,” Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon told reporters here after holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir.

“In today’s meeting, we had a frank discussion on how to deal with this,” Menon replied when asked whether India shared its suspicions about Pakistan’s alleged complicity in the car bomb attack outside the Indian mission that killed four Indians, including a diplomat and military attach

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