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Pak hand in Maniappan's killing: NSA Narayanan

November 27, 2005 21:33 IST

The abduction and killing of Border Roads Organisation driver Maniappan in Afghanistan was the result of a conspiracy between Pakistan and the Taliban, National Security Adviser M K Narayanan said on Saturday night.

Addressing reporters at his native town Ottappalam, Narayanan said Pakistan's aim was to create rift in the cordial relations existing between India and Afghanistan.

"It is a conspiracy, cheating and an ill-motivated act," Narayanan said.

He said the tragic incident, however, would not dampen Indo-Afghan relations. India would continue with its peacetime construction works in Afghanistan.

Narayanan rejected the allegation that India had not done anything to secure Maniappan's release. India had contacted the Afghan government as soon as the news of the kidnapping came out. But a link could not be established with the Taliban which did not offer a chance for negotiations.

The Taliban had executed the hostage in a most brutal manner and such acts posed a threat to the civilised world, he said.

Narayanan was in Ottappalam to inaugurate a newly formed development forum.

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Sub: miscommunication and disinformation by our government

the indian government should stand up to its responsibility for protecting its citizens it has sent abroad to pursue its foreign policy objectives. Accusing Pakistan ...

Posted by ajay

Sub: Maniappan Killing, Result of Indian Govt. ignorance to Malayalee's

It is a pity that a Central Govt. Official like Mr.Narayanan, accusing Pakistan for the killing of Maniappan. Keralites are not fools to understand that ...

Posted by Nirmal

Sub: How ridiculous

The statement of Mr. M.K. Narayanan reflects the situation of governance in our country today.. Anything and everything bad that happens, always contains a Pakistan ...

Posted by Uday Rane

Sub: Hurts India's reputation

These kind of allegations, not backed up by any facts, really hurts India's international reputation. I think government ministers should be more careful before making ...

Posted by nickel

Sub: kutty's brutal assasination.

It is an unfortunate and unhumane act to be witnessed in this modern world.I donot want to comment in who was involved or not involved ...

Posted by roshan



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