Amid tension, India does not rule out scrapping Indus water treaty with Pak
On being asked whether cancelling the Indus water treaty with Pakistan was an option, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup, during a media briefing on Thursday, said: "Eventually any cooperative arrangement requires goodwill and cooperation on both sides."
On being pressed by media for specifications, he said: "For any such treaty to work, it is important for mutual trust and cooperation. It cannot be a one-sided affair."
This comes after India earlier in the day said the "onus" is now on Pakistan to act against terror groups.
Maintaining the tone set by Indian diplomats at the UN in the morning, where Pakistan was described as a "host to the Ivy League of terrorism," the phrase India chose in the evening was the same : India refers to Pakistan as a state that uses terror as an instrument of the state policy.
"The onus is now on Pakistan to act against terror groups which find safe havens and all types of support for cross border terror, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said at a press briefing in the national capital.
"It is in the interest of Pakistan to act swiftly against terrorist who they harbour" he said while referring to the attack on the Uri Army camp in which 18 soldiers were killed.
Swarup said India has asked Pakistan national finger print database to match fingerprints of Pak terrorists involved in the Uri attack, which Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is denying.
"Pak PM Sharif at #UNGA glorifies Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani in UN's highest forum. Shows continued Pak attachment to terrorism," Swarup said referring to Sharif's address at the UN that prompted India to go for a full blown diplomatic counter offensive.
He reiterated India's oft-repeated demand that Pakistan must dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism.
"We don't need to present dossier, whole world is aware that Pakistan sponsors terrorism," Swarup said.