External affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that the epicentre of many terrorist attacks has been in our neighbouring countries. Expressing outrage over the Mumbai terror attack, Mukherjee said that India cannot be ignored and nobody dare attack us.
Mukherjee also assured the Parliament that enough pressure is being built up on Pakistan to take concrete steps to punish the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks and prevent any such attack emanating from their soil in the future.Mukherjee further said that this is the first time that terror attack in India is directed towards foreigners on our soil. He also issued specific apologies to foreigners killed in Mumbai attacks. Responding to Pakistan President Asaf Ali Zardari's statement that non-state actors were involved in Mumbai attacks, Mukherjee asked do non-state actors come from heaven or from a different planet.