"The judgment is itself a message to Pakistan that they should not export terror to India. If they do, and if the terrorists are apprehended, we will be able to give them exemplary punishment," Chidambaram told reporters here after the ruling by Special Judge M L Tahalyani in Mumbai.
Chidambaram said that he was statisfied with verdict, adding that it was example of robust judiciary which carried out its function fearlessly and with intergrity.
"We are satisfied that the trial of Kasab has ended in conviction. I compliment the investigating agencies and the prosecution for marshalling evidence that Kasab and his associates were guilty..." he said.
The Home Minister said that it had been an open trial and Kasab was given an equal opportunity to plead his case.
Special Court Judge M L Tahaliyani held Kasab guilty on all 86 charges, including murder and waging war against India, while co-accused Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed were aquitted due to lack of evidence.