While addressing the 19th Asian Security Conference held in New Delhi on March 6, Pakistan’s former National Security Advisor (NSA) Gen. Mahmud Ali Durrani stated that the terror attack happened in Mumbai on 26/11 was carried out by a Pakistan-based terror outfit. Durrani also claimed that the 2008 Mumbai terror attack was a classic terrorist event. The conference held had a theme “Combating Terrorism: Evolving an Asian Response”.

On November 26, 2008, ten terrorists from Pakistan arrived India from sea route. They landed in Mumbai and after that, they split up into small groups which opened fire at different places in Mumbai. The terrorists opened fire at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, the Jewish community centre which killed 166 civilians, 18 security personnel and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores.

The Mumbai police along with the Anti-Terrorist Squad fought against them bravely and gunned down 9 terrorists while Ajmal Kasab was the lone militant who was captured alive who was hanged four years later on November 21, 2012.

Earlier today, while speaking at the event, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar asked the Asian nations for taking strict actions against terrorism and described it as the most serious threat. He also asserted that Afghanistan & India have been victims of proxy war for decades now.

“Terrorism is undoubtedly the single biggest threat to international peace & security. Terrorism remains pervasive challenge to international security, developing coordinated global response is important,” Parrikar said.