India, Pakistan talks to go ahead: Krishna

New Delhi:  India on Thursday said the foreign minister-level talks with Pakistan will take place as scheduled, a day after the Mumbai blasts which, it said, were a "grim reminder" that terror was a "continued" threat to the country.

"They are (on schedule). There is no change in the scheduled visits of (US) secretary (Hillary) Clinton or the foreign minister of Pakistan," external affairs minister SM Krishna told reporters when asked whether the India-Pakistan foreign minister-level talks were on schedule.

He condemned the "dastardly and heinous attacks on Mumbai" and said that the State will do everything within its power to bring the guilty to justice at the earliest.

"This is yet another grim reminder to everyone in this region and our country that terror is a continuing threat to India and it is necessary for all Indians to be ever vigilant of these terrorist attacks," he said.

"I condemn these dastardly and heinous attacks on Mumbai where precious lives were lost and a number of our brothers and sisters are injured. I join the nation in mourning the deaths and conveying heartfelt condolences to members of the bereaved families," he said.

Krishna was interacting with the media on the sidelines of his talks with Burhanuddin Rabbani, Chairman of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan.

Krishna is expected to hold talks with the Pakistan foreign minister towards the end of this month to review the progress of the bilateral peace process that was revived earlier this year.

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