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Pak not given time-frame: Sharma


SHIMLA: Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said that India does not favour fixing any time-frame on Pakistan to take action against perpetrators of last month’s Mumbai terror attack. Talking to media men here on Monday he said that Islamabad should take “demonstrative” action against terrorists. He said:

“As a mature democracy of the world India does not want to fix any time-frame for Pakistan to initiate action against culprits of Mumbai terror attack; “In terms of international diplomacy we do not talk in terms of setting time-frame,

Asked if India was contemplating to stop bus and train services between the two countries, he said calibrated diplomatic actions are not discussed publicly.

In reply to another question on the fate of proposed India-Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline in the present scenario, the minister said, “Though no agreement was signed on the project and the matter was under discussion between the three countries to short out certain technical and financial issues, now competent authorities will review the project”.-SANA



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