Take revelations made by Headley seriously: Krishna tells Pak
Talking tough, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today asked Pakistan to take the revelations made by LeT operative David Headley on the Mumbai attacks "seriously" and not "push them under the carpet".india Updated: Jul 20, 2010 22:27 IST
Talking tough, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday asked Pakistan to take the revelations made by LeT operative David Headley on the Mumbai attacks "seriously" and not "push them under the carpet".
Faced with a series of flip-flops from Pakistan, India's concerns with regard to the 26/11 attacks will only be addressed "slowly" by that country, the Minister believed.
"Whatever Headley has told the FBI has to be taken seriously by Pakistan and India's concerns have to be addressed," he told reporters accompanying him on his way back from Kabul, where he attended the International Conference on Afghanistan.
He was responding to a question on Home Secretary G K Pillai's contention that ISI was involved in the Mumbai terror attacks.
"Whether we like it or not, Headley's statements have come into the public domain. His revelations cannot be brushed under the carpet," Krishna said.
Headley had told Indian investigators in Chicago that the ISI was involved in the planning of the 26/11 attacks from "beginning to the end".
During his visit to Islamabad in June, Home Minister P Chidambaram had provided leads to Pakistan based on Headley's interrogation by Indian authorities.
Krishna's comments came on a day Pakistan dismissed as "baseless" India's contention that Headley was linked to the Pakistani establishment and intelligence agencies.
Asked about the roadmap for the Indo-Pak talks, Krishna made it clear that New Delhi was keen to continue the dialogue process with Pakistan.
"I have just concluded one dialogue. As I have said earlier I have invited Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit India in the later part of the year. So, I am looking forward to that so that we can take it up from where we left in Islamabad," he said.