India willing to provide more info to Pak on Mumbai attacks
A day after Pakistan sought more specific information from New Delhi on its probe into the Mumbai attacks, India agreed to provide the same, but said Islamabad should not delay investigations on the pretext of clarifications.india Updated: Apr 14, 2009 19:02 IST
A day after Pakistan sought more specific information from New Delhi on its probe into the Mumbai attacks, India on Tuesday agreed to provide the same, but said Islamabad should not delay investigations on the pretext of clarifications.
"I have just had a discussion with our foreign secretary. We have received the papers (from Pakistan). We are examining them and if there be further information necessary, then we will give them the further information," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told newsmen in Jangipur.
The important issue, however, was for Pakistan to have the intention to resolve the matter and penalise the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks, he said.
"The matter should not be delayed on this or that issue, or on this or that clarification. We are prepared to give them any information that they want, provided we have the information," Mukherjee said.
He said it was a reality that many people were killed in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. One terrorist had been arrested and he had made certain confessions. His mother was also coming to Mumbai to meet him.
"These are the realities. These are the facts. If somebody wants to evade and avoid these facts, what can we do?" he asked.
First Published: Apr 14, 2009 19:01 IST