No ‘slanging match’ with Pakistan: Krishna


Refusing to debate the issue of 26/11 suspect Abu Jundal Hamza with PM’s Adviser on Interior Rehman Malik, Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has said that India does not want to get into “any kind of slanging match” with Pakistani dignitaries. “We do not want to get into any kind of a slanging match with any distinguished persons from Pakistan,” Press Trust of India quoted Krishna as telling reporters on the sidelines of an event to attract investments into Afghanistan. Krishna was asked for his reaction on Malik’s rejection of Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram’s claim on “state support” to the terrorists involved in the 2008 Mumbai attack.