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India reminds Pakistan about anti-terror pledge


New Delhi : Ahead of Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s likely visit this year, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said India would like to engage in a dialogue but reminded Islamabad about fulfilling its anti-terror pledge and bringing the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice.

“We expect Pakistan to fulfill its repeated assurances given to us at the highest level not to allow its territory for fomenting terror, to prevent terrorist attacks against us and to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice expeditiously,” Krishna told reporters.

“I honestly hope we can take the process of dialogue forward,” Krishna said while alluding to his invitation to Qureshi, who is expected here in the first quarter of the year.

Stressing that there is no alternative to engaging Pakistan, Krishna said: “We will like to engage Pakistan in a dialogue. There is no alternative to dialogue for resolving outstanding issues.”