India Ready To Provide Aid In UK Terror Plot Case

New Delhi: With involvement of two of its nationals being suspected in the failed terror plot in the UK, India on Tuesday said it would extend any assistance if asked for by investigators, but cautioned against reaching any conclusion if anyone was merely detained or questioned.

The Government stated the Indian High Commission in Canberra is abreast of the system in Australia where a doctor from Bangalore, Mohd Haneef, has been apprehended regarding last week’s terror plots of London and Glasgow.

Minister of State for External Affairs, Anand Sharma said, “India is committed to full international cooperation when it comes to act of (combating) terrorism. We will give any assistance if it is requested for (by Australia and Britain).”

He said there had been no appeal for support from these countries thus far.

“I would like to add here that merely an interrogation or detention should not make us arrive at any conclusion,” he added.

Sharma said no decisions should be arrived at just due to a reference to one incident of some suspicion on somebody from a country of one billion-plus people.

He also dissented that the suspicion would have any impact on the global perception about India.

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