India condemns

Written by Political Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Apr 1 2009, 03:59am hrs
The latest terror attack in Pakistan briefly came up for discussion in the Union cabinet with home minister P Chidambaram informing members that the attack occurrd just 12 kms away from the Wagah border but asserting that New Delhi was prepared to deal with any situation.

Officially, India expressed deep concern over the storming by terrorists of a police training centre in Lahore, but refused to draw a parallel between the incident and the Mumbai attacks. "We are deeply concerned. We condemn these terrorist attacks. We condemn all terrorist attacks," Chidambaram told reporters when asked for the government's response. He said New Delhi offers its sympathy to the government and the people of Pakistan.

The only commonality, between the incidents in Mumbai and Lahore, he said, were that they were terrorist attacks. "The difference is that in Mumbai the source of terrorist attack was Pakistani soil. In the case of (Lahore) attack we do not know who is behind it," he said.