On the eve of talks between Indo-Pak foreign ministers,home minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that India cannot take its “eyes of the ball” on the issue of 26/11 terror attacks as Pakistan has “done very little” to bring to justice those behind the carnage.
The home minister also ruled out that there was any disconnect between his ministry and minister of external affairs over the policy being pursued with Pakistan.
“We support engagement with Pakistan and we should engage them in as many areas as possible…At the same time we emphasise that on the issue of 26/11, we cannot take our eyes off the ball,” Chidambaram said.
“We have to keep our focus on 26/11 and unfinished work related to it i.e. to bring perpetrators, handlers and controllers behind these terror attacks to justice. I cannot take my eyes off that ball.”
External affairs ministerSM Krishna and newly- appointed Pakistanforeign minister Hina Rabbani Khar will hold day-long talks on Wednesday during which a host of key issues including Jammu and Kashmir, India’s concerns over terror, trade, confidence-building measures and steps to enhance people-to-people contacts are expected to be discussed.
It will be preceded by a meeting of foreign secretaries of the two countries on Tuesday during which the agenda for ministerial meeting will be finalised. Economic Times