Steps taken to counter Pakistan missions’ anti-India acts

November 24th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Ahead of the second anniversary of the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attack, the government Wednesday said it has taken up with respective governments anti-India activities indulged in by Pakistani missions abroad, but stressed its commitment to resolving all issues through dialogue.

“The government has taken up instances of anti-India activities and articulated our concerns to the respective governments, including through established bilateral institutional mechanisms,” Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur told the Lok Sabha.

She was responding to a question on whether the government was aware of Pakistani missions in other countries indulging in anti-India propaganda and sheltering terrorists.

“The government remains vigilant and takes all necessary steps to meet our legitimate strategic and security requirements,” she said.

“All foreign diplomatic missions are expected to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving state,” she said.

In response to another question, Kaur said India was committed to resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan and other neighbouring countries through dialogue.

“Ensuring a peaceful and secure neighbourhood is central to India’s foreign policy objectives,” she said.

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