Mumbai Encounters

  • US calls for concrete action from Pak against terror March 10, 2009

    Washington: United States on Monday said that Pakistan needs to do more with regard to bringing to justice the people responsible for Mumbai terrorist attack, which killed 183 people, including several American nationals. The State Department Acting Spokesman Robert Wood told reporters that ‘more can be done’ by Pakistan when...
  • Talking Point: How is Pakistan over the 26/11 probe? January 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Political analyst and Chairman of the Centre of Research and Security Studies of Islamabad, Imtiaz Gul spoke to CNN-IBN over how serious is Pakistan about the 26/11 probe. ...
  • Pak artiste flees India after MNS threatens him January 16, 2009

    Mumbai: A group of MNS workers barged into Mumbai's Mohan Studios on Wednesday while Pakistani artiste Shakeel Siddiqui was performing for a reality TV show and threatened him, forcing him to leave the studio and the country within 24 hours. The Pakistani stand-up comedian has been a part of Sony...
  • Cultural War: Should India snap cultural ties with Pak? January 16, 2009

    New Delhi: It is a debate that has been going on ever since 26/11 and ever since it became clear that the terrorists who attacked India came from Pakistan. Should we then maintain our cultural and sporting ties with Pakistan? That's the question that was being asked on CNN-IBN's special...
  • No joint probe, Pak must act against terror: Pranab January 11, 2009

    Pakistan finally admitted that Ajmal Aamir Kasab, the lone terrorist caught alive during the Mumbai terror attacks, was a citizen of Pakistan but New Delhi is clearly not satisfied. It wants Pakistan to do more on the evidence it has provided. So, what are India's expectations now and what can...
  • Pakistan responds to India's evidence dossier January 10, 2009

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Friday that Pakistan had sent India a response to evidence from the Mumbai attacks, as US vice president-elect Joe Biden arrived on a trip aimed at easing tension in South Asia. Ties between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India deteriorated sharply after coordinated attacks...
  • Don't accuse Pakistan without proof: Mulford January 9, 2009

    New Delhi: US Ambassador to India, David Mulford tread cautiously on Friday on the alleged involvement of Pakistani official agencies in the Mumbai terror attack, saying accusations could not be made "without proof". "I don't want to make accusations without proof," Mulford replied when asked whether the US suspected the involvement...
  • India convinced of Pak army role in Mumbai attacks January 9, 2009

    New Delhi: India is convinced of the central role played by Pakistan's army in Mumbai terror attacks, but has stopped short of blaming it openly. Sources close to the Indian intelligence establishment are convinced that the conspiracy was hatched and executed at the Pakistani army headquarters but there was no proof...
  • Let us do more to make India safer, says NRI engineer January 8, 2009

    New Delhi A software engineer of Indian origins, G Karthik Subbaraj has shot a short film influenced by IBNLive. He says he is pained by the apathy of people towards terror strikes which have begun to punctuate our lives with a scary continuity. In the short film titles React...
  • US envoy in Mumbai, not happy with Pak steps January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher stated on Thursday that the steps taken by Pakistan so far have not eliminated the terror threat. "Pakistan's initiatives are promising, but there is long way to go," Boucher said after meeting Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv...
  • FBI to let India prosecute Mumbai attackers March 28, 2010

    Washington: Offering an unprecedented level of cooperation to Indian authorities probing the Mumbai terror case, the FBI has said it will not seek custody of the perpetrators of the ghastly attacks, that also killed six Americans, and will let India prosecute them. Under federal laws, FBI, the primary investigative arm of...
  • Mumbai-like attack could happen in US: Bush aide January 8, 2009

    Washington: US cities are vulnerable to an attack like the gun-and-grenade assault that terrorised Mumbai for three days and killed 179 people, White House Homeland Security Adviser, Ken Wainstein said on Wednesday. Wainstein told a Washington think tank the Mumbai attacks in November showed the effectiveness of a low-technology coordinated...
  • Pak sacks NSA | | He spoke too soon | What Pak says January 8, 2009

    Heads have begun to roll in Pakistan as soon as certain quarters have begun to publicly accept a blatantly obvious fact that the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks were of Pakistani origin. ...
  • Pak Minister says Manmohan's comments disappointing January 7, 2009

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remarks about involvement of Pakistan's official agencies in the Mumbai attacks were "disappointing" since they were made by a "thinking man" and "seasoned statesman," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday. Qureshi, who is in Kabul accompanying President Asif Ali Zardrai on his maiden official...
  • Mumbai terrorists had British link: MI5 chief January 7, 2009

    London: The head of Britain’s spy agency says terrorists who attacked Mumbai in November had “indirect connections” with individuals in Britain and warned that Mumbai could become an “iconic” model for future terror attacks around the world. MI5 Director General Jonathan Evans said in interviews published on Wednesday that billing records...
  • Origin of Mumbai attack was Pakistan: US January 7, 2009

    Washington: The US has reiterated that the November 26 Mumbai terrorist attacks originated from Pakistan, but wants New Delhi and Islamabad to work together to bring those responsible to justice and prevent future attacks. "Well, we've talked about the origins of the attack coming from Pakistani soil. Secretary (of State Condoleeza)...
  • Pak rejects PM's charge, continues flip-flop January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's accusation that November's Mumbai attacks must have had support from some official Pakistani agencies. "The government of Pakistan emphatically rejects the unfortunate allegations levelled against Pakistan by the prime minister of India," the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Instead...
  • Lashkar, Hamas similar: Israeli envoy to India January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Israel's Ambassador to India Mark Sofer has said that militant outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hamas are similar in their activities. In an interview in New Delhi on Tuesday, Sofer said India and Israel are facing similar situations and military option must be exercised only after all other alternative options...
  • Pakistan rejects Manmohan's allegations January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's accusation that November's Mumbai attacks must have had support from some official Pakistani agencies. "The government of Pakistan emphatically rejects the unfortunate allegations levelled against Pakistan by the Prime Minister of India," the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Instead...
  • India-Pak shouldn't start blame-game: Pak NSA January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Terming as "unfortunate" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments that Mumbai attacks must have had support of some Pakistani official agencies, Islamabad on Tuesday said the two sides should not indulge in a "blame-game". Pakistan's National Security Advisor, Mahmud Ali Durrani has told CNN-IBN: "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments...
  • Pak flip-flop: Envoy says evidence not rejected January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday said it had not rejected the evidence given to it by India on Monday about the involvement of Pak-based elements in the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai and was still examining the evidence. ''There is no question of rejection of the material that the Indian...
  • Pak should accept Kasab's nationality: India January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: After providing evidence on Mumbai attacks, India today said Pakistan should acknowledge that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested, is its national to demonstrate it is willing to cooperate. Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said acceptance of Kasab's Pakistani nationality would be the "first step"...
  • India shares Mumbai attack information with world January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: India has shared information on the Mumbai massacre with the world community. The Foreign Ministry is briefing all resident heads of mission about the links to Pakistan-based elements. Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon is briefing India's neighbours, as will Secretary West and Secretary East of the External Affairs...
  • Mumbai attacker Kasab's judicial custody extended January 6, 2009

    Mumbai: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the Mumbai attacks, was on Tuesday remanded to police custody till January 19 by a magistrate's court for his role in the shootout at the Cama and Albless Hospital in south Mumbai. Kasab, who has been in police custody since his...
  • India wants 'actual action' from Pak: Menon January 5, 2009

    New Delhi: India is no longer interested in words or mechanisms but wants "actual action" from Pakistan, Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said on Monday. Menon, who described the Mumbai terror strike as amounting to a "commando attack", told a press conference: "We are no longer interested in words, in mechanisms;...
  • India shows world terror evidence against Pak January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: India has set out to build international pressure on Islamabad after it handed over to Pakistan evidence linking Pakistan-based militants to the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon held a special briefing in New Delhi on Monday for the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of over a...
  • BJP slams UPA for 'diluting' stance against Pak January 5, 2009

    New Delhi: By warning Pakistan that it would have to pay "enormously" if another 26/11 takes place, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government was actually "condoning the present act", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Monday. The BJP said that Home Minister P Chidambaram's statement that the "price they (Pakistan)...
  • Pak has FBI proof of Mumbai terror attacks: report January 4, 2009

    London: USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has given Pakistan evidence that ‘elements’ in its territory were involved in the Mumbai terror attacks, a newspaper reported on Sunday. The Sunday Times report said the attacks in Mumbai were orchestrated by militants based in Pakistan and Zarar Shah, communications specialist of the...
  • India alerts Pak: banned group has a new name January 2, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Friday said the Islamic charity banned by the United Nations has assumed a new name and it was Pakistan’s responsibility to ensure the group doesn’t operate. “When LeT (Lashkar-e-Toiba) was banned, it came up as Jamaat-ud-Dawa. Now it has been banned. It (JuD) might have taken another...
  • LeT accuses US of manufacturing evidence against it January 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit suspected of plotting the Mumbai carnage, has rejected a US media report that suggested its leaders had confessed to their involvement in the terror strike. Repudiating the report published in the Wall Street Journal this week, LeT spokesperson Abdullah Ghaznavi has "completely...