NEW DELHI — India called on Pakistan Thursday to prosecute the architects of the 2008 attack on the financial capital of Mumbai as a major step toward confidence building in their renewed peace efforts.
The foreign secretaries of the two countries told reporters after a daylong meeting Wednesday that the nuclear-armed neighbors were committed to working toward resolving their six-decade-old conflict.
The talks came a week after India arrested a Mumbai attack suspect. Indian investigators say he told them that Pakistani intelligence agents were in a Karachi control room helping coordinate the 60-hour siege that killed 166 people, including six Americans.
Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said the arrest of Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari gives added urgency to India’s demand that Islamabad push ahead with prosecutions against the planners of the attack.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
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