Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has told US officials that there has been no progress in Pakistan with regard to bringing to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorists attack, but he did not seek any specific assistance from the US.
"I did not ask specifically to push for this and to push for that," Chidambaram said in response to a question
during his interaction with the Indian media here if he sought US assistance to ensure that Pakistan takes action against
perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorist attack.
"I did brief them on the State of the trial of Ajmal Kasab in India and I also mention about the no progress in
Pakistan, even in respect of the five or six people they have arrested. And Hafeez Sayeed (LeT founder) remains a free man.
I think that is enough. They know to draw the lessons from that statement," he said.
Responding to a question, he said the next level of Indo-US relationship does not mean "leaning on" Pakistan.
"Next level means many things. The next level means working together on security related matters," he said.
"I think, the US understands the difference between the way India's approach to post 26-11 situation and the way
Pakistan approached post-26/11 situation. It is enough to draw attention to the difference and leave it there," he said when asked if the US is exerting enough pressure on Pakistan to take action against terrorists targeting India from its soil.