First India-Pakistan Talks Since Mumbai Attacks

Indian officials do acknowledge that Pakistani authorities responded to initial requests to investigate, especially lauding work done in Karachi to find where and how the terrorists trained. But Indian officials also want Pakistan to push harder, accelerating the trial of the seven accused and locking up Saeed for good.

Bashir continued to defend Pakistan, noting it was the single largest victim of terrorism. "We have suffered many hundreds of Mumbai's," he said, blaming militants from Afghanistan. "For anyone to think that Pakistan will be dismissive of this problem, he does not have his facts right. Pakistan's number one priority is to deal with terrorism."

Rao said the Indian delegation handed over three dossiers with evidence about the Mumbai attacks, the militant leader Ilyas Kashmiri, and "fugitives from Indian law who are residing in Pakistan." She also said she asked Pakistan to investigate two separate claims of responsibility made by Pakistani groups for a recent attack in Pune, India.

Pakistan wants the resumption of a more wide-ranging dialogue, and raised at least three of its main issues with India: Kashmir, a 50-year-old water treaty that Pakistan says India is breaking, and unrest in Baluchistan, which Pakistan accuses India of fomenting.

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