PC to visit US to show Pak link to attacks
Home minister Chidambaram will travel to the US next week armed with evidence about involvement of Pak-based terrorists in the Mumbai attacks. HTreports.india Updated: Jan 04, 2009 09:39 IST
In a move to raise international pressure on Islamabad to act against terror, India will share evidence with the United States that establishes that Pakistan was involved in Mumbai terror strikes. Home Minister P Chidambaram will take the terror dossier — that reportedly contains details like the confessions of the suspects and records of satellite phone conversations — to Washington next week.
The dossier details the role of non-state actors operating from Pakistan. Chidambaram told a private television that state actors — and not just independent terrorist groups — were responsible for the Mumbai attacks. “There are state actors behind non-state actors in Pakistan,” he said.
The decision to depute the home minister to the US comes in the backdrop of Pakistan’s refusal to act on evidence against its nationals.
US Ambassador to India David C. Mulford on Saturday met Chidambaram, reportedly to tie up details regarding the visit that will see the home minister focus on the Pakistan angle to the terror strikes.
Firm dates of the visit and the meetings are being finalised.