India to quote Headley to pressurise Pak on 26/11

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SM Krishna
Islamabad, Jul 15: As Pakistan continues to chose to be blind to the "overwhelming" evidence linking elements in the country to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, External Affairs Minister, SM Krishna has decided to bring up Pakistan-born American Lashkar-e-Toiba operative, David Coleman Headley's revelations on the Nov 2008 carnage.

“I also look forward to receiving feedback on the issues raised by our Home Minister during his visit to Pakistan last month on our core concern of terrorism, particularly in the light of the discussions our Home Minister had in Pakistan in the context of the interrogation of David Headley regarding the Mumbai terror attack," said the minister when he arrived at an airbase here on Wednesday, Jul 14 for a three-day visit.

Ahead of the dinner hosted by his Pakistani counterpart Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Mr Krishna yet again the brought up Headley in a brief interaction with the Indian media, The Hindu reported.

Headley “was interrogated in the U.S. by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hence, India cannot be faulted for that. I'm sure Pakistan would have taken due note of what he has revealed and we naturally expect a response from Pakistan. I'm here to find out what that response is," the newspaper quoted him as saying.

David Coleman Headley, who was nabbed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), pleaded guilty to all terror charges including his role in the Mumbai attacks. He has also revealed several Pakistani links to the attacks in which over 160 people were killed, bolstering India's contention that several extremist elements in the neighbouring nation were involved in the strike.

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