US Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have said in a meeting in India on Friday August 1, 2014 to initiate collective measures to eradicate the safe heavens of terrorists groups such as al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba. 

Both the leaders condemned terrorism in all its forms and vowed to eliminate terrorists network and safe heavens.

Pakistan was asked to speed up the trial against those responsible for Mumbai attacks in November 2008 by US and India in a statement after the meeting. The statement said, “The leaders called on Pakistan to work towards bringing the perpetrators of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks to justice.”

Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner Mansoor Ahmed Khan was summoned by the Indian External Affairs Ministry to lodge the protest in delaying of the judicial proceedings against the persons allegedly involved in the Mumbai attacks prior to the US and Indian officials meeting.

Pakistan has also asked India to bring the culprits of the Samjhota Express bombing that killed 70 passengers mostly Pakistanis in 2007.  Pakistan asked to share the outcome of the proceedings at the earliest. There were 553 Pakistani passengers on Samjhota Express that was traveling from New Delhi to Lahore when two explosive devices caused the carriage to explode killing 70 people.

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