Sitharaman says Sharif’s remarks on 26/11 attacks vindicate govt’s stand, Pakistan ex-minister blames India over delay in trial

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 13, 2018 10:04:45 pm

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India had maintained outright that the plot for the Mumbai attacks was hatched in Pakistan. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

A day after ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif tacitly admitted to Pakistan ‘militants’ being behind the 26/11 attacks, the remarks have been lapped up by politicians from both the neighbouring countries to target each other. While Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman called Sharif’s disclosure “serious” and one that vindicated India’s stand, former Pakistan interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the “uncooperative attitude” and “stubbornness” of the Indian government had been the biggest roadblock in the trial reaching a conclusion.

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Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Sitharaman said India had maintained outright that the plot for the Mumbai attacks was hatched in Pakistan and the handlers of the 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba men who stormed the Taj Hotel operated from the neighbouring country. “It is very serious disclosure. India’s position has been that the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack operated from…

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