Krishna slams Pillai over ISI statements

Published: July 21, 2010

Krishna disapproved of Pillai's remarks on ISI's role in Mumbai terror attacks on the eve of Indo-Pak talks. PHOTO: EPA

In a significant move, Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna castigated career bureaucrat Home Secretary G K Pillai for a statement that angered Pakistan, on Wednesday.

Krishna disapproved of Pillai’s remarks on ISI’s role in Mumbai terror attacks on the eve of Indo-Pak talks.

“If I was the Home Secretary in the government, I would not have spoken about Headley report,” Krishna said.

India last year linked Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) with the attacks, saying the perpetrators were “clients and creations” of the agency.

“It was not just a peripheral role,” the Indian Express newspaper quoted Pillai as saying. “They (ISI) were literally controlling and coordinating it from the beginning till the end.”

India has blamed Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants for the Mumbai attacks. It broke off a 4-year-old peace process with Pakistan, saying reviving the dialogue would depend on action against LeT and its chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Krithivas
    Jul 21, 2010 - 7:19PM

    Indian PM must resign immediately for failing to disclose to the Indian public that GoI had direct proof of official Pakistani complicity in Mumbai terrorist attacks. The fact PM Manmohan Singh continued to talk to Pakistan as though some mystical “trust deficit” was to be bridged is terrible. The real trust deficit is with the Indian political leadership – They are not marching to the tune of national interest. Indian PM Singh must go. Recommend

  • Romm
    Jul 21, 2010 - 7:30PM

    absolutely Lip Service. Experience of last 62 years proves that Problems with India can not be Solved Through Dialogues. Recommend

  • Dr. Asad Sadick, Germany
    Jul 21, 2010 - 11:51PM

    See how clever the Indians are? Its time we learn from them.Recommend

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