Asserting that Pakistan will be held responsible if there is a Mumbai-type attack, India on Monday termed as "very irresponsible" the statement by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani that his country cannot guarantee that such an incident will not recur.
Home Minister P Chidambaram expressed unhappiness over the way Pakistan has dealt with the evidence provided to it in connection with Mumbai terror attack and said India continues to be "vulnerable" as the "level of threat is pretty high".
He rejected Pakistan's effort to make distinction between state and non-state actors.
"I don't think Pakistan can get away with this charade of making a distinction between state and non-state...if it
emanates from Pakistan soil," he said.
"I never believe in this distinction between state and non-state actor as far as Pakistan is concerned and
information that we have recently makes it quite clear that this so called distinction does not exist. Therefore, if there is another attack, emanating from Pakistan soil, I think whole world will hold Pakistan responsible," he told a leading news channel.
On Gilani's contention that Islamabad cannot guarantee that there would be no repeat of 26/11 Mumbai attack, he said, "Mr Gilani is the prime minister of that country, ordinarily I should not comment on the prime minister's statement. But with great respect, that was very irresponsible statement."