India FM says gave Pakistan 'specific' evidence

India accused Pakistan on Monday of trying to shift blame for last month's Mumbai attack.

India FM says gave Pakistan 'specific' evidence

Pakistan denies any links to the 60-hour assault on India's financial heart, blaming "non-state actors", and has promised to cooperate in investigations. However Islamabad says it has been given no firm evidence of Pakistani involvement.

"Pakistan's response so far has demonstrated their earlier tendency to resort to a policy of denial and to seek to deflect and shift the blame and responsibility," India Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said.

Mukherjee reiterated that India was keeping all its "options" open after the Mumbai attacks, comments the Indian media have widely interpreted to mean that a "military response" was still possible. Mukherjee said that was not his intent.

On Sunday, Mukherjee said India had given Pakistan "specific evidence" about who was behind the attack, including intercepted satellite telephone conversations and an account given by the lone surviving gunman, Ajmal Amir Kasav in a meeting of Indian envoys from 120 countries on Monday.

Pakistan has arrested scores of activists from an Islamic charity India accused it of link with attacks.


Reuters
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