India is willing to walk the "extra mile" to open a new chapter in relations with Pakistan but it must act decisively against terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asserted.
Addressing the Majlis-al-Shura or the Saudi Consultative Council, he said India seeks a cooperative relationship with Pakistan for permanent peace as both countries are bound together by a shared future.
"We seek cooperative relations with Pakistan. Our objective is a permanent peace because we recognise that we are bound together by a shared future. If there is cooperation between India and Pakistan, vast opportunities will open up for trade, travel and development that will create prosperity in both countries and in South Asia as a whole," Singh said.
But to realise this vision, the prime minister asserted, Pakistan must "act decisively against terrorism".