b>New Delhi: Former National Security Advisor Brijesh Mishra has recommended a change of culture among intelligence agencies in India for better co-ordination.
“From my experience of 6 years I can tell you that there is no co-ordination among Intelligence agencies and Security agencies in our country, they have to change their culture, and they have to change their habits,” he said.
Mishra’s remarks came after External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee clarified that India will not use the military option against Pakistan.
While addressing the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Mukherjee said, "I am making it quite clear that it (war) is not a solution."
He, however, demanded that Pakistan must act against terror groups based on its soil and stop them from launching attacks against India.
"Controllers of Mumbai attacks were in Pakistan. Islamabad should act against them. Pakistan must be forced to act against terrorists. There is irrefutable proof (that) the epicentre of this (Mumbai terror attack) attack and not only this one but many more are in our neighbouring country," said Mukherjee.
In a rare show of unity, all the political parties backed the government's stand on the Mumbai terror attack with Leader of Opposition and BJP leader LK Advani calling it an act of war and assuring the government of all support.