26/11: India open to Pak proposal to form commission


India is open to Pakistan’s proposal to form a commission on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks that would visit here to record testimony of two key witnesses but will wait for a formal request.

Government sources said India has no problem in discussing Pakistan’s proposal for such an arrangement as New Delhi had already agreed to let its officials depose before a Pakistani court via video-conferencing.

“It was conveyed by home minister P Chidambaram to his counterpart Rehman Malik when the latter spoke to him over phone on Saturday,” said an official.

During the conversation, besides the proposal of constituting a commission, both the leaders are learnt to have discussed security issues, and the ongoing trial in Pakistan of those accused in the Mumbai attacks.

Malik had said Chidambaram told him that the Pakistani proposal about formation of a commission would be “examined” when it is received.

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