India shares evidence with countries

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 02, 2008 20:00 hrs

New Delhi: In an effort to garner world support, India on Tuesday shared evidence with several countries about involvement of Pakistan-based terrorists in the Mumbai attacks, eliciting a promise from the US that it would do everything possible to help track down the perpetrators.

India told them that the 10 terrorists, who came from Karachi by sea and carried out strikes in Mumbai on November 26, were at times even "guided" from Pakistan during the three-day rampage.

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To substantiate its contention, the government referred to intercepts like records of the terrorists' satellite phones which have been detected by investigators.

These details were provided by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to a three-member delegation of US Senators, led by John McCain who unsuccessfully ran for presidentship.

New Delhi will provide these details to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice when she meets Mukherjee here on Wednesday.

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The Ministry of External Affairs also organised a special briefing for the Heads of Missions of the countries whose nationals lost their lives in the attacks.

The briefing was conducted by Special Secretary (International Organisations) Vivek Katju.

"They (Heads of Missions) were informed about details of the terrorist attack and the investigation so far," the MEA said.

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Twenty two nationals of the US, Israel, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, Singapore, Japan, Italy and Thailand were killed in the attacks.

India has already told Pakistan that the terrorists responsible for the carnage had come from that country and Islamabad should take strong action against those behind the "outrage."

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