Pakistan must not aid 'terrorism' against India: PM
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP/REUTERS) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday ahead of rare talks with his Pakistani counterpart that the rival neighbouring state must not aid cross-border terrorist attacks.
"For progress to be made, it is imperative that the territory of Pakistan and areas under its control are not utilised for aiding and abetting terrorism directed against India," Dr Singh told the United Nations General Assembly.
Setting the stage for a tense meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, Dr Singh told the UN on Saturday that neighbouring Pakistan is the “epicentre of terrorism in our region".
Dr Singh and Mr Sharif are set to meet on Sunday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, amid heightened tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours over Kashmir sparked by series of fatal clashes on their de facto Himalayan border.