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India gives Pak proof of terror linkages

India also seeks Pakistan's cooperation in tracking down the suspects of the blasts at the joint anti-terror meeting.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2007 08:32 PM IST

India on Monday sought Pakistan's cooperation in tracking down the suspects in the recent bomb blasts in Hyderabad, Ajmer and Ludhiana as it provided evidence of the cross-border linkages to these incidents at the Joint Anti-Terror Meeting (JATM) in New Delhi.

New Delhi also sought to know what action Islamabad had taken on information provided about persons believed to be behind the cross-border Samjhauta Express blasts and other terror attacks in India over the last two years.

"Both sides shared new information on terrorist incidents, including those which have occurred since the last meeting," a joint statement issued after the second JATM said.

At the meeting, the Indian side provided evidence about involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the bomb blasts at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, Ajmer Mosque and Ludhiana cinema hall over the last few months.

Security agencies have blamed some Pakistan-based terrorists for these attacks. National Security Adviser MK Narayanan recently said Pakistani linkages were common to all these terror incidents.

"The Pakistani side assured that it will look into the evidence," a source said after the meeting.

The Indian delegation was led by KC Singh, Additional Secretary (International Organisations) in the External Affairs Ministry while the Pakistani side was headed by Khalid Aziz Babar, Additional Secretary (UN) in the Foreign Ministry.

India also sought to know what Pakistan had done to track down those believed to be behind a bomb blast on Samjhauta Express in February that killed 68 passengers, comprising nationals of both the countries.

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