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No slanging match with Pakistan, says Krishna

India does not get into "any kind of slanging match" with Pakistani dignitaries, external affairs minister SM Krishna said today, refusing to enter into a debate with Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik over 26/11 suspect Abu Jundal Hamza.

delhi Updated: Jun 28, 2012 13:00 IST

India does not get into "any kind of slanging match" with Pakistani dignitaries, external affairs minister SM Krishna said on Thursday, refusing to enter into a debate with Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik over 26/11 suspect Abu Jundal Hamza.


"We do not get into any kind of a slanging match with any distinguished persons from Pakistan," Krishna told reporters on the sidelines of an event to attract investments into Afghanistan.

He was asked for his reaction to Malik's rejection of home minister P Chidambaram's assertion of "state support" to terrorists involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, as revealed by Hamza's confessions to Indian police during interrogation.

Malik had on Wednesday claimed that Chidambaram's remarks were a "propaganda campaign" against Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence.

Hamza, an Indian national, was arrested June 21 on landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. He had been living in Saudi Arabia on a Pakistani passport and was deported earlier this month.