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India expects Pakistan to take steps against Taliban: Pranab

india Updated: Apr 15, 2009 21:43 IST

India on Wednesday said it expected Pakistan to take appropriate steps against the Taliban, which is reportedly planning to create trouble during Lok Sabha elections, and to dismantle terrorist infrastructure on its soil to stop infiltration.

"Taliban is a very powerful terrorist organisation. If they try, they can create trouble. We will expect that the Pakistan government will take appropriate steps," External Affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee said in an exclusive interview.

He was asked to comment on reports that the Taliban had infiltrated across the Line of Control and might cause trouble during parliamentary polls.

To another question that nobody seemed to be in control in Pakistan and that the terror threat to India had gone up substantially, Mukherjee replied, "I would not like to make any comment on the internal matters of Pakistan. It is for the people of Pakistan and political parties to decide how they will resolve the internal crisis."