India has conveyed to Pakistan the outcome of the investigations into the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and looks forward to them taking action on the information, Indian foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai said on Thursday on day two of his talks with his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani.
Mathai said Indian home minister P Chidambaram has spoken of the “scale of conspiracy and extent of control (of players in Pakistan)” in the attacks.
“We did convey on the outcome of the probe and we look forward to them taking action on the information,” Mathai said at a joint presser with Jilani.
However, Jalil Abbas Jilani said that terrorism is a common threat for both India and Pakistan and a blame game will not help. Responding to questions at a press conference with Mathai after their two-day talks, Jilani said Pakistan is ready for a joint investigation with India into the disclosures made by Abu Hamza.
“Terrorism is a common threat to both India and Pakistan because citizens in both countries are facing terror. If we blame each other like this, it will have no benefit and we will reach no conclusion,” Jilani said.
“I, my government and my people are very serious about this… Terrorism is a serious issue. We need serious and sincere efforts to resolve it,” he said.
Jilani added: “We will investigate this matter. We will even be willing to offer joint investigation in this matter.”
The talks that began on Wednesday held in the backdrop of the interrogation of 26/11 plotter Abu Hamza and his confession that the terror attack on Mumbai was controlled from Pakistan.
India on Wednesday did not hand over a dossier on Hamza to Pakistan at the talks as it was felt that doing so at this stage will hinder the probe.
Hamza was arrested on June 21 at the Delhi airport after he was deported from Saudi Arabia. He has confessed to being in the control room in Karachi directing the 10 terrorists who launched their carnage in Mumbai, killing 166 people and injuring 238 people.