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Stop aid to Pak till it dismantles terror base: India

A day after US proposed a hike in military aid to Pakistan, Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma has indicated that India wants all nations to suspend assistance to that country until it dismantles the terror infrastructure on its soil.

delhi Updated: Feb 28, 2009 08:55 IST

A day after US proposed a hike in military aid to Pakistan, India has indicated that it wants all nations to suspend assistance to that country until it dismantles the terror infrastructure on its soil.

“Any country shouldn’t be giving military aid to Pakistan until it works effectively in a demonstrative manner to dismantle the terror infrastructure,” Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma told reporters in New Delhi.

He said the terrorists operating from Pakistani soil were a greater threat not only to the region but also the entire world.

On reports suggesting that New Delhi had asked Islamabad to submit Letters Rogatary in connection with the queries it had on the dossier on Mumbai attacks, Sharma merely said that the government would take an appropriate decision at the appropriate time.

He said Indian security agencies were looking into all the legal aspects regarding the questions raised by Pakistan.

Sharma said if Pakistan accepts the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police in the terror attacks case it would add to Islamabad’s credibility.