Bengaluru (Karnataka): Commenting on the revelation made by Pakistan’s former national security advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani on the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the role of Pakistan in the attack was never in doubt in the first place.
“The role of Pakistan in the attack was never in doubt. Time and again, sufficient and credible evidences have been presented to all concerned parties by the government of India to declare Pakistan as a terrorist state,” BJP leader S. Prakash told ANI.
But despite all this, Pakistan has stood its ground and rejected all these evidences unequivocally, he added.
“The diplomatic pressure brought in by India has so far not worked with Pakistan. I am sure the latest evidence will definitely ensure some action taken against the country,” Prakash added.
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.
He 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. (ANI)