Singh Meets Zardari, Asks him to Act on Terror

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Yekaterinburg city of Russia on Tuesday. In this first top-level meeting since Mumbai terror attack, Singh is understood to have made clear that Pakistan should take solid steps against terrorism directed against India.

Singh, who is on a three-day visit to Russia, met Zardari on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit

While posing for a group photo with leaders of other SCO member nation ahead of their meeting, the two leaders came face-to-face and shook hands. Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan are member nations of SCO while India, Pakistan and Iran are among the nations having observer status.

During the meeting, Singh is understood to have conveyed India’s “unhappiness” over Pakistan’s inaction against terrorism directed against India.

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