India on Tuesday said it is not in a position to resume the composite dialogue with Pakistan till “vigorous prosecution” is mounted against the accused in the 26/11 case and the infrastructure of terror across the border, responsible for the numerous attacks, is dismantled.
“Pakistan has to ensure that the infrastructure of terror from which so many attacks have taken been launched in our country should be dismantled. We have not seen so far sufficient progress on this.
“We know seven people have been arrested, (but) we would like to see a vigorous prosecution mounted (in the 26/11 case) and we would be like others to be caught,” Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor told reporters here.
He said, “We have seen such terrible indications of how the planning, execution, financing, training and guiding of these (26/11) killers took place from Pakistani soil. So until that action takes place, we are obviously not in a position to resume the composite dialogue,” he said replying to questions on the issue of resumption of India-Pak talks.
“Our Prime Minister has said very clearly ‘you (Pakistan) take the first step, we will reach you more than half-way. That first step has not been taken,” Mr. Tharoor said.
India has been demanding prosecution of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai carnage, and has handed over several dossiers to Pakistan in connection with the case.