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India keen to know contents of forthcoming WikiLeaks

delhi Updated: Nov 29, 2010 16:51 IST

India is not really concerned about a new potentially embarrassing release of classified US diplomatic documents by WikiLeaks but is certainly interested in finding out what the 4 million documents contain.

On whether US government has got in touch with India on the WikiLeaks, Krishna said, "We have been out of the country for the last three–four days. So I do not know whether anything has come from them. We have read in the media that the (fresh) WikiLeaks (documents) might appear very soon."

On Saturday, the US had warned India and other key governments across the world about a new potentially embarrassing release of classified documents by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks which may harm the American interests and create tension in its ties with its "friends".

On whether India was concerned what the leaks might contain, the minister said "Indian government is not really concerned. But we are certainly interested in finding out what this WikiLeaks are all about because they say that they are going to put on the web 4 million documents. So we will watch with interest."

On the delay in action being taken by Pakistan on 26/11 perpetrators, the minister said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had spoken about the whole issue with particular reference to Pakistan.

"So whatever the Prime Minister has said in the presence of US President Barrack Obama (during his recent visit to India) while addressing the media persons, I think that is the parameters within which we function."

On whether the issue of permanent seat for India in the UN security council will be taken up during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's forthcoming visit to India, Krishna said, the issue will figure.

"When we take up discussions with the Chinese leader on multilateral issues, the reforms of the United Nations, in particular this issue (India's UNSC bid) would also certainly going to figure in our discussions."