Pak has not done enough to tackle terrorism
Terming the engagement with Pakistan a commitment to shared geography, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday urged the neighbour to do more to tackle terrorism.delhi Updated: Jun 30, 2011 02:09 IST
Terming the engagement with Pakistan a commitment to shared geography, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday urged the neighbour to do more to tackle terrorism.
"Engagement is a commitment to our shared geography. They (Pakistan) have not done enough on terror. I still feel they need to do more," Singh said during an interaction with a group of editors here.
Singh also said the withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan can hurt India and expressed concern over the possibility of terror outfits like Haqqani group figuring in the Taliban reconciliation process.
"I told the Afghan Parliament that the reconciliation should be Afghan-led. I think President Karzai and other politicians can work on that. You cannot carry the good-bad Taliban distinction much too far. But the Haqqani group — they are a more determined group — perhaps not in league with the Pakistani establishment — I don't know — but we are worried about them," Singh said.
Commenting on the situation in Kashmir, Singh hoped that Pakistan "will leave Kashmir alone," because "they have their own share of internal problems."
"Tourists are returning. We have to keep our fingers crossed", Singh said. When asked about India's preparedness in the light of Chinese capabilities, Singh said, "We've have started the process. We are looking at the modernisation of our armed forces, including the navy and the air force. Within the limits of our resources, we are working on much advanced air fields in the border areas. We are trying to strengthen the border roads.”