Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’
India’s prime minister said Tuesday that Pakistani authorities “must have had” a hand in the Mumbai siege, a remark dismissed by Pakistan as propaganda that could undermine efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“There is enough evidence to show that, given the sophistication and military precision of the attack, it must have had the support of some official agencies in Pakistan,”
There is widespread belief that multiple power centers run Pakistan.
Predominantly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan have fought three wars against each other since they gained independence in 1947.
“I understand India has activated their forward air bases, and I think if they are deactivated, then it will be a big positive signal” Qureshi declared on national television.
Indian army has denied amassing troops on the Pakistani border following Islamabad’s own redeployment of forces along the common frontier between the nuclear-armed neighbours following tensions over last month’s 11-08 Mumbai attacks in which over 170 people were killed.
“Our forces are only vigilant so that they can be pressed into operations if the need arises” a senior army official declining to be named said in Delhi in response to Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claims that Indian had placed its military on high alert.