India criticises Pakistan over peace deals with Taliban

July 10th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Taliban

United Nations, July 10 (IANS) India has strongly criticised Pakistan in the United Nations for trying to buy peace with the Taliban, arguing that such deals undermine efforts to fight terrorism and their consequences are borne by others like New Delhi which saw its embassy attacked in Afghanistan early this week. “We can’t succeed if we send mixed signals through bargains for temporary and local peace while the rest of us contend with the consequences of such deals,” India’s Ambassador to the UN Nirpuam Sen told the Security Council in an address Wednesday.

Referring to the suicide bombing in Kabul Monday, Sen said addressing a special meeting of the Security Council on Afghanistan: “Those who perpetrated this act and those who train and protect them, enabling them to commit horrific acts of violence are no better than the criminals.”

Four Indians, including a brigadier-ranked defence attach

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