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Pak must take credible action against terror groups: Tharoor

world Updated: Oct 09, 2009 10:42 IST
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Pakistan must take credible action against terror groups behind Mumbai attacks; Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor has said adding that India has been a victim of terrorism.

"The 26/11 attacks and those at the Indian embassy in Kabul last year hampered the composite dialogue process that was on between the two countries. The onus is on Pakistan," Tharoor said at a function organised by the Indian Community Welfare Committee (ICWC) in Dubai.

Wrapping up his 5-day Gulf tour with this function at the Indian consulate in Dubai, the minister also condemned the bombing that took place in front of India's embassy in Kabul yesterday.

"Such attacks are a reminder of the dangers we face in Afghanistan even though our role is only positive and constructive and is only aimed at helping the people of Afghanistan," he said.

On the India-Gulf relations Tharoor said besides historical ties going back to centuries, there has always been an energy security aspect attached to India-Gulf relations.

"We now have to add an investment dimension to the relationship between India and the Gulf region," he said.

Talmiz Ahmad, India's ambassador to the UAE, said community welfare is the backbone of our diplomatic efforts in the UAE.

"We have an added responsibility of looking after hundreds of thousands of workers and we have to have a zero tolerance towards complaints against them," he said.