Chidambaram rubbishes Indian link to Lahore attack
Home Minister P Chidambaram today rubbished Pakistan's allegations of an Indian hand in the Lahore attack asserting India 'does not tolerate terror and does not export it.' The Home Minister also said that Pakistan is paying a price for not heeding India's advice.Updated: Mar 04, 2009 23:01 IST
Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday rubbished Pakistan's allegations of an Indian hand in the Lahore attack asserting India "does not tolerate terror and does not export it."
"This is complete rubbish. They did this a month and a half ago when there was another incident. We want peace in South Asia. We want no terror in South Asia. We don't export terror. We have zero tolerance for terror whether it is within India or outside India," Chidambaram told a TV channel when his response was sought to an allegation by some Pakistan ministers and officials of an Indian link in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team yesterday.
The Home Minister also said that Pakistan is paying a price for not heeding India's advice.
"Pakistan is only taking half measures in the fight against terrorism. Pakistan is paying the price for not heeding our advice," he said.
Cautioning Pakistan, Chidambaram said, "Unless you dismantle terror, one day or the other you'll be hurt."
"We have put enormous pressure on Pakistan, but the response is in Pakistan's hands... They have not gone the whole distance to dismantle terror infrastructure. We advised them that it is not enough if they nab one or two people whom they suspect to be the masterminds," he said.
First Published: Mar 04, 2009 22:57 IST