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India: Talks Only After Pakistan Clamps Down on Terror


A top Indian official says a stalemate in the peace process with Pakistan will end only after Islamabad clamps down on terror groups operating from its territory.

Junior Minister for External Affairs, Anand Sharma, told the Indian media Sunday talks can only take place when Pakistan realizes the need to take firm action.

India called off a two day meeting between top diplomats from both countries following the train bombings in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) on July 11, which killed nearly 200 people.

Indian investigators arrested eight suspects. They say at least one of those arrested is believed to be a leader of the Pakistan-based Kashmiri militant group known as Lashkar-e-Toiba, which officials suspect was involved in the attacks. Lashkar has denied any involvement

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP .
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