After Headley’s confessions, India asks Pak to stop terror export
Brand-new DELHI: Following former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s open admission that ISI has actually been training Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar militants, India on Friday called upon Islamabad to prevent its “state actors” from supporting terrorism. The government additionally said it would certainly go by David Headley’s testimony indicting Pakistani agencies for the 26/11 attacks as it was “self-explanatory” and admissible in a court of law.
“Musharraf’s admission on ISI involvement in terrorist activities in India speaks for itself and it reinforces once again the need for stopping support from state actors to terrorism in our region,” MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
The official said the onus to fully expose the conspiracy behind 26/11 was on Pakistan.
“Headley’s testimony is in relation along with the Mumbai terror attack and the testimony is self explanatory… it is up to Pakistan to investigate and expose fully the conspiracy in Pakistan behind the Mumbai terror attack and bring all concerned to justice,” he said.
“Headley’s deposition once again confirms this view, if any confirmation was called for after confession of Ajmal Kasab,” the spokesperson added.
On Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit’s meeting along with Hurriyat leaders, the official said J&K is an integral part of India and that there is no role for any third party on this issue.
Asked about the status of India-Pakistan foreign secretary-level talks, he said the respective National Security Advisors and the secretaries were in touch along with each other respectively.
On reports that the Pakistan government has actually dismissed evidence given by India in Pathankot terror attacks, Swarup said the NSAs of the two countries were in contact over the investigations and that the government would certainly go by the “official line” and not by some media reports.
The MEA additionally urged the US to not go ahead along with the $ 860 million aid, including 265 million for military hardware, to Pakistan, saying all such aid is used to fuel anti India activities.