Pakistans decision to compile details of the financial support being extended to militants in the tribal area by Indian intelligence agency RAW and share this dossier with the United States must have ruffled many feathers in the Indian ruling circles. The investigators are already on the trail of this huge funding. A report in this newspaper indicated that one million dollars were traced to have been provided to the militants in the Mohmand Agency last year. There had been other incidents pointing to the involvement of the Indian spy agency in fuelling unrest and insurgency in the restive region. The countrys security establishment cannot escape the blame for having wasted much time before deciding to gather evidence of the Indian involvement in fomenting trouble in the tribal areas. Pakistan authorities were aware that Indian consulates in Afghan provinces lying close to our frontier were being used as conduits for funding militants operating in the tribal agencies as well as settled areas of the NWFP. But somehow Islamabad has not been able to effectively lodge a protest with New Delhi over an issue directly threatening our security. There should not be any room for complacency when the Indian authorities continue to create doubts about Pakistans sincerity in eradicating the dual menace of extremism and terrorism. External Affairs Minister S M Krishnas latest observation that Pakistan must take an initiative to satisfy Indias requirement for the resumption of the composite dialogue hardly comes as a surprise. It reflects a peculiar mindset that keeps asking for the prosecution of the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks without divulging required details Islamabad had repeatedly sought from New Delhi. Mr Krishnas comment that Pakistan had itself to blame for the suspension of the peace process should be a wake-up call for our ruling leadership that seems obsessed with improving relations with India at all costs. Prime Minister Gilani was right in saying that any delay in the resumption of composite dialogue would only benefit terrorists but he would be reading too much into the situation if he believes that his assurance that Pakistan would never allow its soil to be used by terrorists would be acknowledged by Indian. There is little likelihood of the end of mistrust between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, nor can it be considerably reduced without any paradigm shift in the Indian approach towards Pakistan. It is time to tell the Indians that Islamabad needs no certification for acting as a responsible state.