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Pakistan fabricating evidence on Balochistan: Krishna

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna today accused Pakistan of fabricating evidence about India's alleged support to insurgents active in Balochistan. He also reiterated that the dialogue process could resume only after Islamabad moved in a transparent manner to punish men behind 26/11 attacks.

delhi Updated: Dec 03, 2009 13:43 IST

India on Thursday accused Pakistan of fabricating evidence about New Delhi's alleged support to insurgents active in Balochistan.

"Two statements of the Pakistani foreign minister read together make it evident that Pakistan is fabricating evidence (of India's alleged role in Balochistan)," External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said in the Rajya Sabha.

"The prime minister (Manmohan Singh) has said we believe in a stable and prosperous Pakistan living in peace with its neighbours is in India's interests. We fully stand by this," Krishna added.

He also reiterated that the composite dialogue process could resume only after Pakistan moved in a transparent manner to bring to book the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Balochistan is a resource-rich province in south west of Pakistan. Several local groups are demanding a greater say in decision making and natural resources, which they allege are not being used for the development of the province.

Pakistan has been accusing India of supporting insurgency in Pakistan. India has rejected such allegations several times in the past as well.