The arrest of a Pakistan-origin person in the New York car bomb attack bid vindicated India's stand that Pakistan is the epicentre of all terrorist activities.
This was stated by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna while replying to supplementary questions in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Without naming Pakistan, he said the nature of development “is only the vindication of what India has been conveying to the United States government that the epicentre of all terrorists activities comes from only one country.''
He was responding to a question from Prakash Javdekar (BJP) whether India would draw the attention of the U.S. of New Delhi's concern over terror emanating from Islamabad in the light of the last week's incident. Authorities in New York arrested Pakistan born U.S. citizen Faisal Shahzad for leaving a vehicle behind in the Times Square to explode.
The Minister said the incident strengthened India's assessment that the U.S. would understand the reality that a terror attack could emanate from anywhere and strike at any place.
To questions on India's stand on the U.S. plan to supply drones to Pakistan, the Minister said New Delhi had recounted its past experience and cautioned Washington to constantly monitor how the military equipment supplied to Islamabad was being used.
Mr. Krishna said whenever there were high-level exchanges between India and the U.S. “we invariably point out our experience in the past and then the possibility of the lurking dangers'' over India's head.
The U.S. had promised it was closely monitoring how military aid given to Pakistan is being used and New Delhi's concerns would be kept in mind.