New Delhi(The Hindu): Top Pakistan Army Commanders expressed serious concern at the alleged involvement by…
New Delhi,Manan Kumar: Despite all possible provocations by Pakistan, inviting Hurriyat leaders at a reception for Sartaj Aziz at Pakistani High Commission in Delhi and raising Kashmir issue at UN security council, ostensibly to scuttle NSA level talks, India has made up its mind to go ahead to have a frank talk on terror and ceasefire violations.
A polite warning signal has gone out to Pakistan that the government will have to “respond appropriately” if Basit does not cancel the invite despite knowing well that his misadventure of meeting the separatist leaders in Delhi resulted in the foreign secretary calling off his scheduled trip to Islamabad in August last year for talks with his counterpart.
India, sources said, is preparing to given Sartaj Aziz overwhelming evidence of Pakistan’s systematic involvement in various terror attacks, especially the recent ones in Udhampur and Gurdaspur, aiding and abetting the existence of terror camps in PoK and allowing to Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed to motivate young minds on the path of terrorism.
The evidence gathered through Naveed’s, the terrorist caught alive in Udhampur attack, is going to be crucial as he has spilled many beans to call Pakistan’s bluff, sources said.
Aziz will be given Naveed’s confessional statement that includes damning evidence – how he was shown motivational speeches of Hafiz Saeed that brainwashed him to join the ranks of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and how he got terror training at three Pak camps – Markaz-e-Aqsa, Markaz-e-Khyber and Garhi Habibullah.
To counter India’s charge against 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Pakistan is expected to raise the bogey of Samjhauta train blasts in which scores of its citizens were killed.
However, India is expected to corner Pakistan on several counts on this issue and clearly tell that the two cannot be compared as India has made substantial progress and the trial is about to be completed whereas 26/11 case in Pakistan has made hardly any progress.
Pakistan will be told that no accused in Samjhauta blasts case is out of jail as against 26/11 case whose main perpetrator Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is out on bail. And that there is no evidence of state actors in Samjhauta blasts whereas there is ample evidence of state actors, especially from Pakistan’s ISI and Army, in 26/11.
Moreover, Samjhauta had occurred in India and by Indians whereas 26/11 was done on Indian soil by Pakistani terrorists.