India has objected to Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s observation that his country cannot guarantee that there will not be a repeat of the Mumbai terror attacks of November 2008.

Pointing out that no country can absolve itself of the responsibility of ensuring that its territory is not used for terrorist attacks against any other country, government sources here said this basic principle applied to Pakistan as well.

“It is stating the obvious but Pakistan cannot absolve the responsibility that comes with nationhood,” added the sources. Pakistan should, therefore, earnestly take steps to dismantle the terror infrastructure on its soil and act against those plotting violence against other countries, they said.

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