On Board Special Aircraft: On the eve of Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks, India today said the Centre will have to make a 'value judgement' on whether it can trust its neighbour.
"(We) always discussed terror during Indo-Pak talks, will do now also. Whatever Jundal has revealed to our agencies will be evaluated. We will have to make value judgment on whether we can trust Pakistan," External Affairs Minister SM Krishna told NDTV today.
Mr Krishna also said Pakistan has to do more on tackling terrorism but pointed out that the progress on the matter has not held the dialogue process to ransom.
"The acrimony of old times is no longer there (between India and Pakistan)," he said on his way back from Tajikistan.
"Pakistan has to do more on the issue of terrorism...But the issue of progress on terrorism has not held the dialogue process to ransom," he added.
Mr Krishna's remarks came ahead of tomorrow's meeting between Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani in New Delhi.
The meeting is taking place in the backdrop of the arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Syed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, who has confessed to Indian authorities that he helped coordinate the attacks in Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed from what he describes as a "control room" near the Karachi international airport.
He has told Indian intelligence agencies that from here, a team of six handlers including him passed on detailed instructions to the ten terrorists who were unleashing India's worst-ever terror attacks at different landmarks in Mumbai. Jundal has said that officers from Pakistani military agency ISI supervised the control room.
Story first published:
July 03, 2012 23:16 IST