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UN chief discusses 26/11 with Pranab

February 06, 2009 02:52 IST

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The Mumbai [Images] attacks came up for discussion when UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee [Images] on Thursday, with the Indian side apprising him about Pakistani linkages to the terror strikes and urging him to press Islamabad [Images] to cooperate.
    
Mukherjee is understood to have apprised Ban how 10 heavily armed Pakistani terrorists came from Karachi via sea
to Mumbai and struck terror there.
    
The Indian side is believed to have told Ban that India has concrete evidence to show that the attacks were planned in
Pakistan and conducted by elements based in that country.
    
The dossier in this regard has already been given to Pakistan with an expectation that they would act against the
perpetrators.
    
Mukherjee is understood to have impressed upon the UN chief that he should press Pakistan to cooperate in tracking
down the culprits so that they could be brought to justice.
    
Ban, who is in Delhi [Images] for the Sustainable Development Summit, also discussed situation in the region, particularly Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka [Images].
    



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