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We will monitor further actions by Pak: Mukherjee

india Updated: Feb 13, 2009 19:18 IST
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Welcoming Pakistan's response to the Mumbai dossier, India on Friday said it will monitor further actions by Islamabad with regard to ending cross-border terror and underlined that the neighbour has to choose what kind of ties it wants with New Delhi.

Making a statement in Lok Sabha on Pakistan's admission that the conspiracy was partly hatched in that country, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said much on the future of bilateral ties will depend on what actions Islamabad takes to take the Mumbai case to its logical end.

He said the "substantial gains" in the process of normalisation achieved during the last five years are at "grave risk" as the dialogue process is premised on the commitments given by Pakistan that territories under its control would not be used for terrorism against India in any manner.

"In their official response, the Pakistan authorities have admitted that elements in Pakistan were involved in the terrorist attacks on Mumbai... This is a positive development," Mukherjee told the House, a day after Islamabad conveyed its response.

He noted that Pakistan is still in the process of investigating the attacks and have taken certain actions, including the arrest of some of those who were involved and filed FIRs in Pakistan.