Prime Minister Gordon Brown offered Pakistan help in fighting militants on Sunday and sought to ease renewed animosity between Pakistan and India fuelled by last month’s attack in Mumbai.
In talks with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad and earlier with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, Brown offered both countries help in tightening security and combating terrorism.
But tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours simmered on Sunday following a disputed violation of Pakistani airspace by Indian warplanes.
Pakistan said on Saturday Indian warplanes had inadvertently violated its airspace but New Delhi later denied the incursion and accused Islamabad of trying to divert attention.
Brown said he had asked Singh and Zardari for permission for British police to question suspects arrested in both countries over the militant attack on Mumbai, India’s financial center.
India has blamed the Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Taiba for the three-day assault in which about 180 people were killed. Brown backed that charge on Sunday.