Byline: BABAR AYAZ
A cold but ice-breaker, President Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting did not start on a pleasant note. One presumes that a smiling Zardari must have been prepared for this Indian strategy. Following the discussion in the Indian lower house - Lok Sabah - the Foreign Office must have anticipated what would be the Indian stance at the summit on the sidelines of the Shanghai Conference.
Still as Foreign Minister Qureshi said it was "a positive step." As this was the first meeting of the two leaders after the Mumbai carnage for which India has blamed Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba, what else one could expect but a complaint from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh? He said politely but firmly: "Excellency, I am pleased to meet you. But I have a limited mandate to tell you that the Pakistani territory can't be used for acts of terror against India."
On his way back a day after his meeting the Indian PM told IAN reporter that he has put Pakistan to the 'terrorism test.' And according to IAN, he has "agreed to give Islamabad 'some time' to take action against anti-India terror outfits before the two …