- NEW DELHI - India's
prime minister said on Wednesday that his country is considering going
to war with neighbouring Pakistan. Atal Bihari Vajpayee blames Pakistan
for the shooting at the Indian parliament last week.
- Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (File Photo)
"We are trying to address this diplomatically but other options are
also open," he said.
- India says Pakistani security forces sponsored the attack
which saw 13 people killed including the five gunmen.
- "If such attacks continue, there cannot be peace
between India and Pakistan," said Vajpayee.
- India and Pakistan have fought three wars since gaining
independence in 1947. Both nations have nuclear weapons.
- Pakistan says it had nothing to do with the attack on
the parliament building. It's also offered to take part in an investigation
into the shooting as long as there was proof of Pakistani involvement.
- "What proof do we need?" Vajpayee said. "The
bodies of the terrorists, who were Pakistani nationals, this is the proof
- Written by CBC News Online staff http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2001/12/19/IndPak_011219