NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday that the deadly attacks on Mumbai were led from inside Pakistan, and added that New Delhi would act decisively to protect its territorial integrity.
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said he doubted Indian claims that the only surviving Islamist gunman out of the 10 who attacked Mumbai was a Pakistani.
Zardari also signalled he would not accept an Indian demand to hand
over 20 of its most wanted men that New Delhi says are living in Pakistan, saying if there was any evidence they would be tried by his country's judiciary.
India has long said Pakistan is unable or unwilling to act against
anti-India militant groups there. The latest attacks risk unravelling improved ties between the adversaries, who have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.
The deterioration could also put U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in the region at risk, Islamabad has said the tensions may force it to shift troops from operations against al Qaeda militants on the Afghanistan border to the frontier with India.
The top U.S. military commander was also visiting the nuclear-armed
South Asian rivals and India's senior-most diplomat held meetings in
Washington in other initiatives.