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India will respond to Pak when it is ready,says Pranab Mukherjee
February 27, 2009 01:41 IST
India said it would respond to Pakistan's queries on the investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks [Images] whenever it will be in a position to do so.
"Whenever we will be in a postion to share it with Pakistan, it will be done so," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee [Images] told media-persons in New Delhi [Images] when asked when India will respond to Pakistan's questions.
Without giving any time line to reply, he pointed out that India had made a commitment to Pakistan that it would respond to the questions raised by it on the dossier of evidence on Mumbai attacks and will do so.
"When we received these questions seeking clarifications on the dossier ... we made the commitent that government of
India will respond and we will give the clarification, whatever is possible," Mukherjee said after launching pan-African e-network project.
Earlier, Home Minister P Chidambaram [Images] had said that India will respond to Pakistan after filing of the chargesheet in
the case in a Mumbai court.
Asked to comment on two Pakistani armymen being named in the chargesheet, Mukherjee evaded a direct reply and merely said he expected that the perpetrators would be brought to punishment. Mukherjee maintained that India expected Pakistan to fulfill its bilateral and international commitment of not allowing its territory to be used by terrorists.
"Next course of action is very simple. The perpetrators should be brought to punishment," he said on expectations of
India on the next course of action by Pakistan.