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Zardari's admission a 'healthy' sign: Govt

Terming as a "healthy sign" Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's admission that terrorism has been "created and nurtured" by the establishment there for tactical gains, India said it wanted see actions which show his "serious change of heart".

delhi Updated: Jul 09, 2009 16:20 IST

Terming as a "healthy sign" Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's admission that terrorism has been "created and nurtured" by the establishment there for tactical gains, India on Thursday said it wanted see actions which show his "serious change of heart".

"It's a healthy sign. We certainly would like action that shows his (Zardari's) serious change of heart when it comes to such activities emanating from Pakistani territory against our country," Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor told reporters in New Delhi.

For the first time, Zardari admitted during an interactive meeting with former senior civil servants on Tuesday night that militants and extremists were "created and nurtured" in Pakistan as a policy to achieve some short-term tactical objectives.

Tharoor said New Delhi had expressed similar views that some of the actions emanating from Pakistan appeared to have been in pursuance of this policy of Islamabad which Zardari has now confirmed.