Rice demands 'robust' cooperation from Pakistan in Mumbai probe
While Pakistan confronts growing evidence that the terrorist attack was carried out by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, India braces for further sea, air assaults
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According to the Pakistani daily The News, talks between Rice and the Pakistani leadership were productive and encouraging. "I found focused approach and sense of responsibility in Pakistan's leadership to tackle the menace of terrorism where ever it is," Rice said.Skip to next paragraph
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She said Pakistan is itself victim of terrorism, therefore, she hoped that Pakistan will going to investigate the circumstances behind the Mumbai attacks....
Rice said the issue was how to respond in an effective way, adding the most effective way was the 'cooperation between Pakistan and India' for which the United States was ready to extend help wherever required.
To a question about providing information to Pakistan by India in [the] Mumbai attacks, Rice said there was a lot of information and many mechanisms existed to share such information.
While talks between the Pakistani leadership and Rice were under way, more than 2,000 students marched through Islamabad raising anti-India and anti-US slogans, reports The Guardian.
Extra checks are being carried out at the airports in the capital Delhi and the cities of Chennai (Madras) and Bangalore. The threat came from the previously unknown Deccan Mujahideen, which said it carried out the multiple attacks in Mumbai that killed at least 188.
According to The Guardian, police in Mumbai also found a grenade, possibly left behind from the attacks, outside the city hospital.
The alerts come after a letter, which claimed terror groups might strike at the airports on Dec 6 and hijack a plane, was sent to an Indian news agency.
Anti-sabotage teams have already been formed at these airports and all airlines have been informed....
Indian Defence Minister A K Antony has told military chiefs to be prepared for attacks from the air and sea in the wake of growing criticism about slack security after the Mumbai attacks.
"Passengers have been asked to arrive three hours before their flights. There is more detailed checking. All luggage is being 100 percent checked," Moushumi Chakravarty, an information officer at the ministry, said.