Saturday, 21 May 2011

Pakistan Attacking Indians In Afghanistan

For the first time Pakistani establishment has accepted the responsibility for the 2008 attacks on Indian embassy at Kabul.
A day after fresh WikiLeaks cables exposed that Pakistani's National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani told his Indian counterpart MK Narayanan in 2008 that his country had contacts with "bad guys" and perhaps "one of them"carried out a suicide bombing against the Indian embassy in Kabul in 2008, Islamabad continues to remain in denial.

The role of Pakistan's ISI in the attack on India's embassy in Kabul has always been suspected. The cable also adds Durrani first made this admission to the former Indian NSA MK Narayanan in Delhi. However, he added that Inter-Services Intelligence had no hand in the 2008 bombing. The Pakistan NSA further said his country was not directly responsible for the bombing.

At a meeting in New Delhi on October 13, 2008, Durrani told Narayanan that “Inter-Services Intelligence didn't do it”, said a US diplomatic cable dated October 28, 2008 from Islamabad.

However, he added, “We have some contacts with bad guys and perhaps one of them did it.”

A suicide blast that rocked the Indian embassy on July 07, 2008, killed 58 people, including four Indians.

The cable, sent under the name of Ambassador Anne W Patterson, details a meeting between US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Richard Boucher and Durrani, at which the latter frankly gave an account of his meeting with the Indian NSA.

Durrani further told the US official that Narayanan admitted that he was a "little harsh with us".