India 'impatient' for Pakistan to dismantle terror network: Antony
India today said that it will remain "impatient" till Pakistan dismantles the terror infrastructure on its soil, adding it should also act against the perpetrators of the "heinous" 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.india Updated: Jan 21, 2010 17:51 IST
India on Thursday said that it will remain "impatient" till Pakistan dismantles the terror infrastructure on its soil, adding it should also act against the perpetrators of the "heinous" 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
"Unless the government of Pakistan take action against those involved in heinous act of 26/11 and serious action is taken to dismantle terrorists' outfits, the Indian people will always be impatient," Defence Minister AK Antony told reporters in New Delhi.
"The government and the people are not interested in any confrontation because we know we can change friends but we cannot change neighbours. Our wish is to be friendly with them. Unless Pakistan take action, forward movement is difficult," Antony added.
Speaking about his meeting with US Defense Secretary Robert M Gates in New Delhi on Wednesday, Antony said: "I told him - please advise Pakistan. They must act against those who were involved in 26/11. Almost all the terror outfits across the border are active."
"This month itself, there have been half a dozen serious attempts to infiltrate into Kashmir. Our assessment is that terrorists and their masters know that the situation in Kashmir is improving, inside Kashmir violence is coming down. They do not like it, so they attempt to infiltrate," Antony added.
After his meeting with Antony on Wednesday, Gates had said: "India has responded with great restraint and statesmanship after the Mumbai terror attacks. But the ability to continue with it after another attack is under question... It is not reasonable to assume that Indian patience is unlimited in case of another attack."