India on Monday shared with China evidence about involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the Mumbai terror attacks and urged Beijing to use its influence with its ally Islamabad to cooperate on the issue.
Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon gave details of the Mumbai attacks to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei, who has been sent here as a special envoy amid a chill in Indo-Pak ties in the aftermath of the November 26 terror strikes.
During the two-hour-long meeting, Menon apprised He Yafei about the evidence showing that 10 heavily-armed terrorists were sent from Karachi to Mumbai to carry out attacks and that the three-day-long operation was guided from Pakistan.
India has compiled a dossier of evidence which includes confession of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested during the attack, satellite phone intercepts and record of logbooks recovered from a ship by which ten heavily armed terrorists came from Karachi to Mumbai on November 26.
Menon is understood to have urged the Chinese minister that his country should use its influence with Pakistan to ensure that the perpetrators of the attacks are brought to justice and that such strikes do not take place in the future.
He Yafei, who arrived here last evening, suggested that India and Pakistan should hold dialogue to resolve the issue. "We had very good talks with the Foreign Secretary... We got a full briefing from our (Indian) colleagues. We would study them of course... We would see," He Yafei told reporters after his meeting with Menon when asked about evidence.
He noted that India has already shared the evidence with Pakistan.