CPI(M) on Friday said the response by Pakistan on the Mumbai attacks was just the beginning and Islamabad should take steps to check terror emanating from its own soil.
"While it is for the government to decide as to how to cooperate with Pakistan on this issue, neither communal divide nor war mongering is ever a solution for terrorism. In fact, they feed terrorism," senior party leader Mohd Salim told reporters in New Delhi.
Observing that the cooperation between the two countries on tackling terror was "inching forward" now, he said pressure was mounted on Pakistan through the diplomatic channels from several countries, including the United States.
"Terrorism emananting from Pakistan was going to affect not only India, but China, Russia and Iran as well," he said.
Referring to the "jingoism" by BJP on the issue, Salim said the military operation 'Parakram', during the NDA rule, had "failed to yield any result" but only created problems for Indians living along the western border.
As many as 69 Indians were killed by stepping on mines laid down on the border areas at that time and no farming was possible for two years, he said, adding that huge amount of expenditure was made to mobilise troops on the border then.