New Delhi has urged Pakistan to take concrete steps to address India’s concerns on 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Defence Minister A K Antony said the two sides have just concluded the Foreign Secretary-level talks which demonstrated their desire to carry forward the dialogue process.
But there can be any meaningful progress in the Indo – Pak dialogue, only when Islamabad takes concrete steps to address India’s concerns on Mumbai terror attack.
Inaugurating the Asian Security Conference in New Delhi on Wednesday he said India has always desired peaceful relations with all its neighbours including Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. He said the security of one nation is closely linked and dependent on the security of its neighbouring countries.
Listing terrorism, nuclear proliferation, piracy and arms smuggling as some of the main challenges faced by the countries of Asia, Antony said the stability of the Asian Region is crucial for world piece. He warned that several nations of the region have become seething cauldrons of violence and unrest. Without naming any country Antony said that the transition of power must in variably be through peaceful and non violence means.
Later talking to newsmen, Antony said that though the modernisation of Chinese armed forces is a matter of serious concern, India is not unduly worried. He said that the modernisation of armed forces is a continuous process.
AIR correspondent reports, security experts from several countries are participating in these three days event.