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Indian leader urges Pakistan to take action on terror accusations

Indian leader urges Pakistan to take action on terror accusations

Pakistan's response to India's accusations that the Pakistani spy agency was involved in the recent Mumbai train bombings will demonstrate how committed Islamabad is to peace between the rival countries, India's leader said.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in remarks broadcast Wednesday that Pakistan must address India's concerns. The longtime rival neighbors, both nuclear-armed, are engaged in a fitful peace process.
"Pakistan will have to walk the talk," Singh said Tuesday night on his aircraft, en route home from a visit to South Africa.
Over the weekend, Indian police alleged that Pakistan's Directorate of Inter Services Intelligence, or ISI, was behind the July 11 bombings that killed more than 200 people in Mumbai, India's economic and entertainment center, formerly called Bombay.
Pakistan immediately denied the claims and demanded evidence.
In his latest remarks, Singh reiterated India's promise to share the evidence with Pakistan.
"Whatever has been discovered, we shall share that information with Pakistan and test them on how sincere they are in carrying forward the commitment," he said, referring to an agreement he reached with Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to cooperate on combatting terror in the region.
The two met on the sidelines of a summit in Cuba last month.
India and Pakistan fought three wars since their independence from Britain in 1947. They have been working on a delicate, problematic peace process in recent years.