Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Confirmation of Pak involvement in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack
India must put pressure on Pakistan after the revelation made by its Ex-NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani that there was Pak-based terror group's hand in 26/11 Mumbai attack, to act against terrorism. Now there is no doubt about the involvement of Pakistan in 26/11 attack. Durrani’s revelation confirmed and corroborated India’s evidences about Pak terror group involvement in Mumbai attack. Though it was clear since the day of attack that it was the handiwork of Pak-based terrorist group, Pakistan was always in denial mode. India must also launch diplomatic offensive against Pakistan after Durrani's revelation. His disclosure has confirmed Pak involvement. Durrani is not an ordinary official. He is the Ex-National Security Advisor of Pak. His utterance must be taken seriously. So, India is urgently required to bring diplomatic pressure on Pakistan so that the international community could be convinced about its involvement in Mumbai attack. Among the international community, China is one of the few countries which is skeptical about Pak involvement. Durrani's disclosure must be brought to the notice of China which required evidence about Pak involvement in Mumbai attack. It is now none other than the Pak's Ex-NSA himself has disclosed Pak terror group involvement in Mumbai attack. Durrani's disclosure must serve as an eye-opener for China because it did not believe India's viewpoint about the involvement of JeM Chief Masood Azhar in terror attack on India. No major terror attack so far carried out anywhere in the world could be possible without the involvement of Pakistan-based terror group. Pakistan is the epicentre of terrorism. China now must open its eyes and facilitate India's entry in Nuclear Suppliers Group and its application at UN to get JeM Chief Masood Azhar declared an international terrorist. On Monday, Durrani said the November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai was carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan, adding that it was a classic trans-border terrorist event."26/11 Mumbai attack carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan is a classic trans-border terrorist event," he said while speaking at the 19th Asian Security Conference being held at the Institute of Defence and Studies and Analyses. Durrani said that because he held on this view, the government was not too pleased with, and it could one of reasons why he lost his job as National Security Advisor (NSA). Durrani also added that Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed had no utility and Pakistan should act against him.Mahmud Ali Durrani, a retired army general, was the National Security Advisor to the Pakistani government when 10 Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai after hijacking a boat and killed at least 164 people and wounding 308 across the city. New Delhi has provided ample evidence to Islamabad over involvement of top Lashkar-e-Taiba commanders in the November 26, 2008 attacks. However, Pakistan has denied all such allegations blaming 'non-state actors' for the incident.