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India Says World needs To Do More

Pranab Mukherjee, India's External Affairs Minister has said that following last month's Mumbai terror attacks New Delhi has successfully managed to convince other countries to pressure Islamabad to act against non-state actors planning terror attacks from its soil, media reports said.

Addressing nearly 120 Indian heads of mission in New Delhi Monday he however said effort by the global community is not enough to get Pakistan to fulfill its promise of action against jihadi terrorists behind 26/11 and other terror attacks and much more needs to be done.

Asserting that the actions should be pursued to their logical conclusion, he said India would be forced to disregard the call for restraint if Islamabad was not made to behave.

"We need effective steps not only to bring those responsible for the Mumbai attacks to justice but also to ensure that such acts of terrorism do not recur," he said, almost echoing U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's earlier message to Pakistan.

The blunt warning, indicating that the country was chaffing at calls for restraint in the face of Pakistan's cussedness came amid clear signs of India's waning patience.

On Saturday, the political leadership discussed the option of precision strikes against terrorist targets on Pakistan-controlled territory amid reports that the Indian Air Force had cancelled the leave of its personnel to meet any emergency situation.

Earlier Sunday, the U.S., which had publicly expressed satisfaction with Pakistan's response to India's demands, suddenly changed its stance with Rice stating that Islamabad wasn't doing enough to eradicate terrorism from its soil and that the Mumbai attacks could not be "swept under the carpet".

The blunt message was conveyed by top American officials to Pakistan's national security adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani, who was summoned to Washington as the U.S. was "getting increasingly frustrated with what it views as Islamabad's shifty and shifting position on the Mumbai attacks and their aftermath."

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