Post-Mumbai attack, sense of 'hurt' prevents PM Manmohan Singh's visit to Pakistan: India


He also made it very clear that "accountability for what happened in the past and assurance for what must not happen in future" should go hand in hand.

The source also said that India was putting best efforts which were "persistent, consistent, clear and determined" to push Pakistan on 26/11.

"We are cautiously moving forward and we hope that they will continue to give indication that our cautious movement forward is a correct movement forward," the source said, while noting that a lot of factors have to be taken into account before a prime ministerial visit to Pakistan takes place.

During his meeting with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Tehran in August, Singh had conveyed that expeditious concluding of 26/11 trial would be the biggest confidence building measure by Pakistan.

The source also said though India welcomes forward movements in some areas. At the same time, the matters placed on the agenda must be clear one by one.

On JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind behind 26/11, still moving freely in Pakistan, the source said there are issues about engagements on the wish list that India has given and there was a need to move forward on that before one can show any "further willingness to move forward. There are things on which you cannot do things in haste."

On operationalising the visa pact, which was signed during former External Affairs Minister S M Krishna's visit to Islamabad in September, the source said there was no delay and follow up steps were being taken.

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