Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna. -AP File Photo

NEW DELHI: As the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan prepared their briefs to attempt another revival of peace talks in Bhutan later this month, Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna gave indication on Wednesday that New Delhi remained unhappy with Islamabad over the handling of the Mumbai terror trial in Pakistan.

“We are disappointed and we are let down by Pakistan. Because till now only two witnesses have been examined and there has been some kind of a lull on that front,” Mr Krishna told the Headlines Today news channel.

He said India would keep reminding Pakistan at every meeting with its leaders that the trial of those behind Mumbai attacks should be put on the fast track.

“It is for India to keep reminding Pakistan every time there is a chance meeting or a meeting for due deliberations.

“India expects the pace of the trial should be speeded up,” Mr Krishna said.

India has not given up hope on the 26/11 trial in Pakistan though. “We will pursue it and we will pursue it to its logical end,” he added.

Asked whether the efforts made by India to reduce trust deficit with Pakistan were an exercise in futility, he replied in the negative, saying: “I don't think so.”

Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassination shocked him as did the fact that his killers were being “hero worshipped” by some sections in Pakistani society.

“This is a dangerous development.” Assassination, ha said, was not a way to do away with a governor.

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir are scheduled to meet in Thimphu next week.

Opinion

No Eid for Sachal
16 May 2021

No Eid for Sachal

All this pain has been inflicted on man by man. When reason fails, this is what man resorts to. Naked barbarity.
US exit: security implications
16 May 2021

US exit: security implications

All indications are that transnational terrorist groups are gearing up to increase their operations in the region.

Editorial

16 May 2021

Riyadh-Tehran thaw

SEVERAL official pronouncements over the last few days have confirmed that efforts are underway behind the scenes to...
16 May 2021

Ruthless evictions

FOR a state to deprive residents of their homes without providing for alternative housing for them is a dereliction...
16 May 2021

Wheat concerns

THE new official projections for provisional wheat output suggest that Punjab may harvest around 20.5m tonnes of...
Eid during Covid
Updated 13 May 2021

Eid during Covid

It is indisputable that our actions now will prevent matters from becoming far worse.
Updated 14 May 2021

Foreign policy gaffes

MIXED messages, retractions and clarifications from the government have become an all-too-common occurrence when it...
Zimbabwe series win
Updated 15 May 2021

Zimbabwe series win

For millions of Pakistani fans, it was a thrilling experience to see their team returning to its winning ways.