Feb 24, 2009

India, Pakistan want communication on Mumbai

India is open to continuing communication with Pakistan over the investigation into the Mumbai attacks, a report said on Tuesday.
The Indian Express newspaper reported that India would respond to Pakistan’s request for more information on the Mumbai attacks after police formally charge the lone surviving gunman this week.
On Monday Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said India would reply to any requests from Pakistan ‘as and when it is necessary’ provided they are ‘made available through official channels and not through media.’
Earlier Pakistan submitted a list of 30 questions for more information from New Delhi as part of its official response to what India said was ‘evidence’ linking ‘elements’ in Pakistan to the attacks.
‘We intend to reply to their questions shortly after the charge sheet has been filed in Mumbai,’ the Indian Express newspaper quoted national security adviser M.K. Narayanan as saying.
Mumbai police said Monday the charges were likely to be submitted in a city court Tuesday.
Narayanan told the newspaper that Pakistan’s questions mostly asked for ‘technical and forensic evidence’ of the main accused, such as DNA samples.

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