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Nothing New In The Revelation, Says Kiren Rijiju On Durrani's Assertion On Mumbai Attack

"India's position is very well known and consistent."

06/03/2017 7:17 PM IST | Updated 06/03/2017 7:28 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said India's position on the 26/11 Mumbai attack is very well known and there is "nothing new" in former Pakistani NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani's remark that it was a "classic example" of cross-border terror.

"India's position is very well known and consistent. There is nothing new in this revelation," the Union Minister of State for home told PTI when his response on Durrani's statement was sought.

Addressing a conference on combating terrorism here, Durrani said the 26/11 terror strikes were a "classic example" of cross-border terrorism, carried out by a Pakistan-based terror group, but maintained that the Pakistani government had no role in the attack.

India has been blaming Pakistani government establishments for the country's worst terror attack in which 166 people lost their lives.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said on 12 February, 2016 that it was abundantly clear that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was behind the deadly Mumbai attack and Islamabad should act against all those involved in it.

Former Home Minister P Chidambaram had said on 28 June, 2012 that Pakistani state actors were involved in the 2008 carnage.

"When I say state actors, at the moment, I am not pointing a finger at any particular agency. But clearly there was state support or state actors' support for the 26/11 massacre," he had said.

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