26/11: Nothing on ground despite Pak promises
Nearly three years after the 26/11 attack, Pakistan has not been able to deliver on its promises to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror strike to justice and dismantle terror infrastructure despite assurances given at the highest level.delhi Updated: Nov 15, 2011 11:43 IST
Nearly three years after the 26/11 attack, Pakistan has not been able to deliver on its promises to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror strike to justice and dismantle terror infrastructure despite assurances given at the highest level.
Government officials said despite India consistently raising the issues of punishment to 26/11 masterminds, dismantling of terror infrastructure in PoK and curbing infiltration during numerous bilateral meetings with Pakistani leadership, there has been little progress on the ground.
Officials said all these have been happening despite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani three times, President Asif Ali Zardari once, external affairs minister SM Krishna meeting his counterpart thrice and home minister P Chidambaram meeting his counterpart twice since the 26/11 terror attack.
Singh met Gilani on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Sharm-el-Sheikh in July 2009, in Thimphu on the margins of SAARC summit in April 2011 and again in Mohali on the sidelines of India-Pakistan cricket match in March 2011.
For the fourth time, the Prime Minister met Gilani on Thursday in Maldives on the sidelines of SAARC meeting and again raised the issues.
Singh also met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of BRIC and SCO summits in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in June 2009.
First Published: Nov 15, 2011 11:42 IST