New Delhi Bombing: All trails lead to Pakistan

November 1st, 2005  

Topic: New Delhi Bombing: All trails lead to Pakistan



NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Sunday held Pakistan-based and supported groups responsible for the worst-ever terrorist attack in the Capital, which can have a fallout on the peace process with the neighbour.

Well-placed sources said that the Cabinet, after assessing the inputs from intelligence agencies, concluded that influential sections in the Pakistani establishment were behind the attack.

The top-decision making body felt that those responsible across the border were trying to send two distinct messages: to India that despite the earthquake, they retain the capability to strike at will in India; and to the world, that since they were still grappling with the enormity of their own tragedy, Saturdayís outrage was the work of indigenous groups.

The second message ties into Pakistanís larger propaganda that terrorism in India is a homegrown affair.

The Cabinet was also informed about the widely suspected hand of Lashkar-e-Taiba, and that the intelligence/security agencies already had specific leads to work on.


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