And yet the Pakistani foreign minister quoted below seems baffled as to why this is such a sore spot for India. “India: ISI ”controlled” Mumbai attack,” from AdnKronos International, July 16:
New Delhi, 16 July (AKI) – Pakistan’s intelligence service orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Indian home secretary said, in one of the most straightforward accusations of Pakistan’s suspected involvement in the coordinated assault on India’s financial centre that killed 166 people.
“It was not just a peripheral role,” G.K. Pillai was cited as saying in the Indian express newspaper.
“They (Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence) were literally controlling and coordinating it from the beginning till the end.”
Pillai’s comments come a day before the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers were to meet in Islamabad in an effort to patch up relations worsened by the Mumbai attacks.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that India was not prepared for a positive outcome of the talks, DawnNews reported.
Qureshi said Indian officials were constantly taking directions from New Delhi.