Pakistan raking up old issue, but we will respond: India

February 17th, 2009 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) With Islamabad raising questions about the alleged links between the Samjhauta Express blast and the Mumbai terror attacks, India Monday said Pakistan was trying to rake up “old” issues but promised to share whatever is possible.

“What they have done, they have raised some questions…. The responses will be, in wherever it is possible, in whatever way we can send, responses to those questions they have raised, will be sent,” External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters.

He was responding to a question on Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s attempt to link the Mumbai attacks with the Samjhauta blasts. Four days ago, Pakistan admitted that the Mumbai attacks were planned and executed by its nationals and raised a set of 30 questions to further the probe.

“Therefore, if somebody tries to bring certain issues which are old, it may have some relevance, they may have some information and whichever information they have shared with us, we will examine that and take corrective action,” Mukherjee said.

India welcomed Pakistan’s admission about the role of its nationals in the Mumbai terror attack but reminded the latter to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism in its territory.

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