'Headley revelations to be raised with Pak'
India will raise the issue of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley's revelations about the terror links of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) when the foreign secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad on Thursday, external affairs minister SM Krishna said on Monday.delhi Updated: Jun 20, 2011 13:41 IST
India will raise the issue of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley's revelations about the terror links of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) when the foreign secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad on Thursday, external affairs minister SM Krishna said on Monday.
"Whatever Headley has revealed under oath in a court of law in Chicago, would be relevant for the government of India to take up with Pakistan and then try to get Pakistan's response to that. Well, that certainly will be taken up with Pakistan," Krishna told reporters in New Delhi before leaving for Myanmar on a three-day visit.
Headley, who has pleaded guilty to his role in the Mumbai terror attack, claimed that the ISI and LeT separately gave him identical instructions to scout Mumbai locations to be attacked.
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will be in Islamabad June 23-25 for talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir.
They are expected to discuss many issues, including the dragging dispute over Kashmir.
Krishna also expressed frustration at the pace of trial against some masterminds of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in Pakistan.
"Our trial (against sole surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab) has concluded and appeal is pending before the Supreme Court. And virtually, their trial has not even started. I think examination of witness has begun yet. It is a sad commentary on what is happening there," he said.
He added that India has been constantly raising this point with Pakistan.
"Whatever occasion we get, we always convey that it is necessary that the trial should be hastened. The process should become quicker and the people who are involved in the heinous crime against Mumbai and India should be brought to justice," the foreign minister said.
Krishna added that India will also keep "pursuing" the extradition of Indian nationals taking refuge in Pakistan, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
First Published: Jun 20, 2011 13:36 IST