India Not Likely to Respond to More Pak Demands on 26/11: Chidambaram

While talking to a private TV channel, Union Home Minister P Chidamabaram has said that he may not respond to any further insistence from Pakistan Government on information about last year’s Mumbai terror attacks.

Observing the process of handing evidence having reached a point of exhaustion without any result, the minister said that Islamabad’s description of India’s sixth dossier on the attack as a “rehash” could turn out to be the last straw as far as New Delhi is concerned.

Chidambaram’s remarks came following Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s statement yesterday that the last dossier provided by India on 26/11 was “rehash” of information contained in previous documents, showing that it is insufficient for initiating action against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed.

“The last dossier from India was a rehash of information received in previous dossiers,” Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit also told a weekly news briefing.

However, the spokesman did not reveal how Pakistan was going to deal with Saeed, for whom Interpol recently issued a Red Corner Notice.

The trial of suspects arrested by Pakistani authorities in connection with the Mumbai attacks is proceeding and Islamabad is “serious about bringing the perpetrators to book,” Basit said.

At the same time, he said, Pakistan “still believes that the composite dialogue is the only way forward.” He also made it clear that if the stalled dialogue were to be resumed, “it would not be a favour to Pakistan because talks and exchange of views is the only way” to improve ties between the two sides.

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