WASHINGTON Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accused Pakistan of using terror as an instrument of state policy, and urged the United States to exercise influence to desist Islamabad from that path. In an interview with The Washington Post, which the newspaper posted on its website on Friday, he portrayed India as a victim of Pakistan-aided, abetted and inspired terrorism for nearly 25 years, but also claimed that the Indian government was committed to resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan through bilateral negotiations. The interview with Washington Posts Lally Weymouth took place in New Delhi earlier this week and is due to appear in the newspapers Sunday edition. Analysts here deplored the Indian leaders attacks on Pakistan ahead of his state visit to the United States, citing instances of Indian acts of terrorism, especially its involvement in promoting insurgency in Balochistan. In the interview, Singh said, Pakistan has nothing to fear from India. Its a tragedy that Pakistan has come to the point of using terror as an instrument of state policy. He added, We are committed to resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan through bilateral negotiations. Our only condition is that Pakistan should not allow its territory to be used for acts of terrorism against India. In the course of the interview, Singh talked about terrorism, trade, Indias concerns about China and why it is critical that the United States not abandon Afghanistan. When asked about the actions being taken by Pakistan to bring to book those involved in the Mumbai terror attack, Manmohan said Islamabad had not done enough. Talking about the Indo-US relations, he termed the two countries as strategic partners and hoped to use upcoming visit to Washington as to renew mutual partnership. Singh also expressed concern about the rise of terrorism in Pakistan and said terrorists increasing grip over several parts of the country was a threat to Indias security as well. He said there was appeared to be a mismatch between the US and Pakistan objectives in Afghanistan and alleged that he did not see Islamabad fully committed to the war against terrorism. Pakistan would like Afghanistan to be under its control... I dont see Pakistan wholeheartedly in support of action against the Taliban in Afghanistan, Singh told The Washington Post. Responding to a question, Singh said Al-Qaeda and Taliban were the chips of the same block. Though he agreed that the regime of Afghan President Hamid Karzai is not perfect, he asked the international community to rally behind him now that he has been re-elected. President Karzais regime is not perfect. But you cannot transform Afghanistan overnight. It is going to be a long-term affair. Democracy, as the West understands it, may not be introduced in a short period of time in Afghanistan, he said. But the very fact that millions of Afghan children, including millions of girls, are now in school, when none was in school when the Taliban were in power, shows some human freedom. One has to take a balanced view, he opined.