Cameron to NDTV: Pak must do more to stop terror

Cameron to NDTV: Pak must do more to stop terror

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New Delhi In an exclusive interview to NDTV's Dr Prannoy Roy, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that Pakistan had taken some steps against terrorism but needed to be encouraged to do more. He said all terror links and camps in Pakistan needed to be shut down. (Read full transcript of interview here)

"It's unacceptable for anything to happen in Pakistan that is responsible for promotion of terrorism elsewhere. To be fair to Pakistan, they have taken some steps," said the British PM.

Cameron however, ruled out his country mediating on the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan, saying it was for them to settle their issues.

"I don't think Britain is a great place to mediate on this issue," 43-year-old Cameron, who is on a two-day maiden visit to India, told NDTV.

His view was sought against the backdrop of controversial comments made by leaders of the previous government that was frowned upon by Delhi.

Cameron, who will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Thursday, said, "We want India and Pakistan to have good relations, to have good dialogue and to settle these issues between them. It is for India and Pakistan to do that."

Britain, he said, welcomed the fact that India and Pakistan have had contacts. "It is for you to decide," he said.
Story First Published: July 29, 2010 07:26 IST

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