India will be patient in dealing with 26/11 case with Pakistan: Krishna


India will show patience and perseverance in dealing with the 26/11 case with Pakistan with which it has a “difficult relationship”, Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said on Tuesday.
“In a difficult relationship like the one we have had with Pakistan, one should have lots of patience. India is known for its patience and perseverance. Patiently we will move in the direction in which we want,” Krishna said.
He was asked whether there was growing frustration with the slow pace at which the Mumbai attacks trial was moving in Pakistan.
Krishna had earlier last month held crucial talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad, where he had said Pakistan had promised action against the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
India has stressed that it has given “more than adequate” evidence to Pakistan to enable it to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 attack to justice and has sought a speedy end to the trial.
On the likelihood of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visiting Pakistan this year, Krishna said the timing of the visit was yet to be worked out.
“The question of Prime Minister Singh’s visit was never seriously explored. It was mentioned in a press conference” when he was in Islamabad early last month, he said.
While both President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani have extended an invitation to Singh to visit Pakistan, Krishna said a visit of such importance needed lots of preparations.
“As and when those preparations are complete I think we will advise the prime minister to visit Pakistan,” he added.