NEW YORK - Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani on Sunday rejected as "plain wrong" Indian accusations that Pakistan was harbouring the terrorists who staged the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, as he called for collective efforts by India and Pakistan to address the menace of terrorism. Appearing in a striing of television shows - CNN's Late Edition, ABC channel's This Week and FOX News programmes - Haqqani said the suggestion "that the militants are harboured by Pakistan is plain wrong." The ambassador underscored that there is a growing recognition in the international community about the new Pakistani government's anti-terrorism commitment. "The important thing is that Pakistan has condemned this action. Pakistan is on the same side as India, the United States and the rest of the world, in fighting terrorism, and I don't think we will leave any stone unturned in helping with the investigation or dealing with any individual or group that might have connections with it as long as we have evidence to move against them," he stated. He said terrorists operate in so many countries these days. "There have been terrorists that have been found in the United States, training they have been caught. That does not mean that the United States is to blame." He recalled that the 9/11 attackers came from several different countries, no one blamed the governments of those countries. "We must understand what are the targets of the terrorists right now - they wanted to target India's democracy, they wanted to weaken Pakistan's fledgling democracy, and they wanted to harm India Pakistan ties. All these terrorists want India and Pakistan to be at each other's throats so that they can flourish. "India and Pakistan should be very cautious not to let terrorists flourish." Haqqani also said his South Asian country would welcome the idea of high-level US engagement under the incoming Barack Obama administration on Kashmir resolution as part of efforts to put behind the burden of history between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. "The important thing is everybody in the world is now coming round to agree that the government of Pakistan, the state of Pakistan, the military of Pakistan and even the intelligence services of Pakistan are not directly involved," he underlined. "We should not see this heinous crime in the context of India-Pakistan relations. We should see it in the context of international terrorism. There are terrorists that have trained in all countries of the world secretly. These are non-state actors. "I don't think that this is the time for India or for anybody in India to accuse Pakistan. It's time to work with Pakistan. Pakistan now is a democracy. India is a democracy. As two democracies we need to strengthen each other rather than fall into the trap of terrorists, who want to us to fight each other so that they can gain greater strength." Responding to a question, he said if New Delhi resorts to a troops buildup on Pakistan's eastern border, Islamabad will have to take its troops away from Afghan border region, where it is fighting al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. But, he added, nobody would like that to happen. "Pakistan then, of course, will have to bolster its military presence along the border with India and that may have to take troops away from the North West Frontier Province and the border with Afghanistan." "Nobody wants that. India, I am sure, will not want that either," he added. The envoy drew attention to the fact that the democratic government in Pakistan, led by President Asif (Ali) Zardari and Prime Minister (Yousaf Raza) Gilani, has really gone the extra mile and reassured the Indians that 'we feel their pain." "Pakistan is a victim of terrorism. India is a victim of terrorism. The victims need to get together. Asked about Pakistan sending its top intelligence official to India, he underlined the need for toning down the rhetoric. "I think the rhetoric right now is such that it is not the right time for a high level meeting of that sort but there is an offer of intelligence cooperation. Pakistan will definitely cooperate with Indians in every detail if there is evidence that there is any link to anybody." He said recently the CIA chief Michael Hayden also acknowledged the Pakistani efforts under the elected government and reminded that Pakistan and Afghanistan became jehad central many years ago with the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. "But the new government is making it effort - our intelligence services are far better prepared - the will is there - and whatever capacity that we need I hope the international community will provide us." Welcoming President-elect Barack Obama's idea of appointing a high level envoy for resolution of Pakistan-India tensions over Kashmir dispute, he said: "I think it is important for India and Pakistan to get over the burden of history. We have some unresolved issues including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. As long as we are disagreeing with each other, these two democracies - which should strengthen each other in that region and bring peace to that region - will continue to have arguments. "I think it is about time that we put those arguments behind us. And if anybody can help us do that, that would definitely be a good thing."