India’s foreign minister said on Monday that countries failing to clamp down on terrorism would pay a “heavy price,” as New Delhi kept pressure on Pakistan to act against militants blamed for the Mumbai attacks.
“Countries found wanting in their commitment to zero tolerance of terrorism will be made to pay heavy price by the international community,” Pranab Mukherjee told a conference in India’s capital.
“Our diplomatic efforts in dealing with terrorist states will continue unabated.”
Tension has run high between the two nuclear-armed rivals since the attacks which killed 179 people. India has blamed them on the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Mukherjee’s latest statement came a day before Barack Obama takes office as the new U.S. president.