NEW DELHI: India will continue to take “firm and decisive” steps against all attempts of terrorist infiltration till Pakistan initiates “credible and irreversible” action to end cross-border terrorism and dismantles terrorist infrastructure in the territory under its control, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the government desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and is committed to addressing all outstanding issues bilaterally and peacefully in accordance with the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration.
“However, any meaningful dialogue can only be held in an atmosphere free from terror, hostility and violence. The onus is on Pakistan to create such a conducive atmosphere,” he said. (AGENCIES)