26/11 Mumbai attack: A turning point in Indo-Pak ties – India Times Hindi News

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the epicenter of the 2008 terrorist attacks in which several people were killed in Mumbai.

Highlight

  • In November 2008, 10 terrorists entered Mumbai from Pakistan via sea and opened fire
  • At least 166 people including 18 security personnel killed in multi-target attacks
  • Since then, India has been claiming that the terrorists were members of Lashkar.

November 26, 2021 will mark the 13th anniversary of the worst ever terror attack in India, which indefinitely changed the dynamics and relations between India and Pakistan.

Today, when India is looking towards Pakistan and demanding punishment for the guilty, Pakistan is denying all the allegations.

In November 2008, 10 terrorists entered India via sea route from Pakistan and opened fire indiscriminately, targeting several important locations in Mumbai. At least 166 people, including at least 18 security personnel, were killed and several others injured in the multi-targeted attacks.

Since then, India has been claiming that the terrorists were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and that the mastermind of the attacks was from Karachi.

India has backed its claims by sharing dozens of dossiers with Pakistan, demanding action against terrorist groups and its leaders, including Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who they say were the masterminds behind the attacks.

Pakistan, on the other hand, has been rejecting India’s claims, saying that members of the banned outfits have been investigated by Pakistani courts, which have repeatedly given them clean chit, that too after considering the dossiers, Which India claimed were irrefutable evidence.

While Pakistan has been maintaining that the matter is being heard and investigated by Pakistani courts, any decision on this will have to come from the courts, which insist that individuals and the Pakistani military establishment be based on claims of involvement. Should be considered. Evidence is needed to support.

Even a decade after the horrific attacks, memories of that day still haunt the families of those who lost their lives.

It would not be wrong to say that the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks changed the overall outlook of both the countries towards each other, as India accused Pakistan while Pakistan continued to deny all the allegations.

The two countries have now drawn a red line, calling on both to take pre-emptive steps to sit down and look at the possibility of any opportunity to hold talks.

Pakistan puts the Kashmir dispute at the top of its agenda, while India makes seeking punishment for the masterminds of the 26/11 terror attacks as its top priority.

Since 26/11, both Pakistan and India have witnessed bloody skirmishes along the Line of Control (LoC) and the working border, while both sides have accused each other of supporting, harboring and carrying out terrorist activities. Accused of giving shelter. accused of providing facilities. Country.

With no hope of any normalcy between the two nuclear-armed neighbors and both sides refusing to take the first step towards building confidence, those who lost their loved ones await justice. ,

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