Indian PM tells Pakistan to stop 'anti-India activity'
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Premier Manmohan Singh warned Pakistan on Thursday against using its soil for "anti-India activity", following a fresh escalation of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours over a deadly attack on Indian soldiers.
"India has always strived for friendship with its neighbouring countries," Mr Singh said during his annual address marking India's independence day from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi.
"However, for relations with Pakistan to improve, it is essential that they prevent the use of their territory and territory under their control for any anti-India activity," he said.
The Congress prime minister was speaking from a bullet-proof enclosure at the historic Red Fort which had been turned into a virtual fortress with tens of thousands of security forces guarding against a possible militant strike.