July 16, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A senior Indian official has accused Pakistani intelligence of orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
G K Pillai, India’s home secretary, said on Wednesday that the perpetrators of the attacks in which 166 people died were “clients and creations” of the Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] agency of the Pakistan army”.
“They [ISI] were literally controlling and co-ordinating it from the beginning until the end,” the Indian Express newspaper quoted Pillai as saying.
India has in the past blamed the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group for the Mumbai attacks and alleged ISI involved, which Pakistan denies, but Pillai’s comments were the most direct accusation India has made against the government agency.