Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday declared in the parliament that his government’s “zero tolerance” for terror. However, he expressed the willingness of the Indian Government to make peace with Pakistan if its leadership takes “strong and effective” steps to prevent terrorism directed against India.
Speaking in both Houses of Parliament, Singh promised to meet the Pakistani leadership more than half-way if the neighbour demonstrates courage, determination and statesmanship to take the road to peace.
Replying to the debate on Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address, he said the government can deal with the menace of terrorism aided and abetted from abroad.
Referring to the assertion in the President’s Address to “zero tolerance’”towards terrorism, Singh said his government was committed to doing all that is in power to ensure that terrorist elements are brought under control.