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Updated: June 13, 2011 19:17 IST

India to take up with Pakistan ISI’s nexus with 26/11 perpetrators

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External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna. File photo
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External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna. File photo

India will raise the issue of nexus between Pakistan’s ISI and the perpetrators of 26/11 attacks during the forthcoming talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries.

External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, however, ruled out India’s intervention in Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana’s case, saying, “We cannot interfere in the legal process of another country.

“As far as India is concerned, we have got very important evidence, assessments and statements on oath that makes a world of difference. Rana has gone and appeared in a court in Chicago on his own. He has mentioned about the nexus between Pakistan government’s ISI and the perpetrators of Mumbai attack,” Mr. Krishna told reporters in reply to a question.

He said India would take this up with Pakistan as well as revelations that there were rogue elements in Pakistan administration.

“When the two Foreign Secretaries (of India and Pakistan) meet, all issues of bilateral nature will be taken up. This (Rana’s confessions) is also going to be one of the important issues and we will be taking it up,” Mr. Krishna said.

Asked if India would request the U.S. to appeal in a higher court against the clean chit to Rana by a Chicago court in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, he replied in the negative.

“Indian government doesn’t believe in interfering in any internal legal process of another country. So, whatever has happened in the court in Chicago that will take its own course,” the Minister said.

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