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Pressure on Pak has not worked, says Britain

February 11, 2009 00:56 IST

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Britain on Tuesday said that pressure applied on Pakistan to take action against terrorists involved in the Mumbai [Images] attacks has not worked as it would have liked.

"We have been putting consistent pressure on Pakistan, over the weeks since the attacks happened in Mumbai, to take actions against those who we believe are behind them. We believe that the pressure has not passed as we would have liked," British High Commissioner to India Sir Richard Stagg told a press conference on Indo-UK defence cooperation.

He said Britain believed that the terror group Lashkar-e-Tayiba [Images] was behind the attacks and that authorities in Pakistan should take action against those directly implicated.

Stagg said Britain wanted a complete dismantling of terror infrastructure by Pakistan. "In a slightly longer time scale, we would want Pakistan to dismantle these networks, which are as threatening to Pakistan as they are to any other country," he said.

On Indo-UK defence cooperation, he said, "UK's defence companies have cutting-edge technologies and I believe that the wealth of expertise possessed by the British companies will help them to be the partners of choice for Indian companies."

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