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Mumbai terrorists did come through sea: Antony

In a reaction to Pakistani Navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir's claim that Kasab did not sail to India, Defence Minister AK Antony says thorough investigations had proved that 26/11 terrorists have used sea to Mumbai. Navy to head Indian maritime security: Antony

india Updated: Feb 28, 2009 14:37 IST

India on Saturday dismissed Pakistan's contention that the 26/11 terrorists did not use the sea to enter Mumbai, saying 'thorough investigations' had proved that the men did take that route.

Speaking at a function at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL), Defence Minister AK Antony said: "After the 26/11 incident, our agencies have done thorough investigations and come to the conclusion that the attackers had come through the sea route."

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta reiterated the point at the same function: "We all know our investigating agencies are competent and have provided excellent documents that this (the arrival of the attackers) has happened over the sea route."

Both men were reacting to Pakistani Navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir's claim on Friday that Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone Mumbai terrorist caught alive, did not sail to India.