He was asked if India would look beyond terror during a bilateral meeting between Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart, Salman Bashir, on the margins of the SAARC Committee meeting in Thimphu on February 6-7.
He said "it is necessary that we should find a common wavelength in terms of fighting terror."
Asked if recent reports on the Samjhuta Express blast probe indicating the involvement of right wing extremist groups would cast a shadow over the talks between the Foreign Secretaries, he said the outcome should not be prejudged. "Let them meet and perhaps they may continue from where they had left", he said adding India was ready to discuss all bilateral issues with Pakistan.
"I think all issues concerning bilateral relations between the two countries will be discussed by them," he said. India has always maintained that there was no other option but to engage its western neighbour to resolve all outstanding issues, he said.