Ex-ISI chief admitted Mumbai attack planners were Haqqani
Pakistan’s former ambassador to the USA, Husain Haqqani, has claimed that rapidly after the 2008 Mumbai assaults the then Inter-offerings Intelligence (ISI) chief common (retd) Shuja Pasha had admitted the planners of the 26/eleven attacks had been “our persons” however it was once now not “our operation”.
The revelation, which seems in Haqqani’s a imminent book on India-Pakistan family members, recounts the talk over with with the aid of general (retd) Pasha to Washington on December 24-25, 2008, where the former undercover agent chief is alleged to have made the startling admission, according to The Hindu.
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On November 26, 2008, 10 closely-armed gunmen laid siege to the capital of India’s Maharashtra, together with luxury lodges, a Jewish centre, a sanatorium and a bustling teach station, killing 166 persons. The lone surviving gunman Ajmal Kasab was hanged in India on November 21, 2012.
On the finish of his meetings with his CIA counterpart normal Michael Hayden, Pasha had reportedly visited Haqqani at the latter’s residence. “Pasha mentioned to me ‘Log hamaray thay, operation hamara nahin tha’,” Haqqani writes in the ebook — “India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t We simply Be buddies?”
“common Pasha had additionally told common Hayden that ‘retired navy officers and retired intelligence officers’ had been worried within the planning of the assaults,” Haqqani said whilst speaking to the Indian newspaper over mobile from Washington.
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The conversation between the chiefs of the ISI and CIA has been recounted in three books earlier — through then US countrywide safety Adviser Condoleeza Rice in her memoirs, Bob Woodward in his e-book “Obama Wars” and earlier this year through basic Hayden himself in his autobiography, “taking part in to the threshold”. Nonetheless, that is the primary time general Pasha’s words corroborating the ISI hyperlink had been recorded through a Pakistani respectable.
According to Haqqani, the hyperlink was once validated by means of the truth that Pakistan’s executive certainly not prosecuted the accused. “the truth that we certainly not pursued the case in opposition to the accused [officers] in the 26/11 case despite all the evidence that had been offered: not just via India, but by way of the U.S., via the American NSA, together with intercepts of conversations throughout the assaults, that pointed a finger at us, on the Pakistan executive,” he stated.