What comes out clearly in these statements is the wide berth given by the Pakistan government to the Lashkar-e-Taiba to stage attacks against India from its soil. This is nothing new considering that investigations in India, United States and Pakistan have revealed the role of several Pakistan-based operators. Of these, India’s National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet pointing to the role of two ISI handlers and key leaders of the LeT who directed the attacks against India. The testimony of LeT operative David Headley before a Chicago federal court revealed that the Mumbai Chabad House was one of the list of targets for surveillance given by his Inter Services Intelligence handler Major Iqbal. Major Iqbal was also named as an accused in the NIA chargesheet and it cannot be a coincidence that the Chabad House was one of the sites attacked by the terrorists during the 2008 attacks.
Last updated: Tuesday, Mar 7 2017 2:16pm