Nothing new in the revelation: Rijiju on Durrani’s assertion

New Delhi [India], Mar. 6 : Hours after Pakistan's former national security advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani asserted the November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai was carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that there was nothing new in this revelation.

"India's stand is very well known. There is nothing new in this revelation," Rijiju said. Earlier in the day, Durrani said the Mumbai terror attack was carried out by a terror outfit based in Pakistan and added that it was a classic trans-border terrorist event.

"The 26/11 Mumbai attack, carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan, is an example of a classic trans-border terrorist event," he said while speaking at the 19th Asian Security Conference being held at the Institute of Defence and Studies and Analyses.

He said that because he held on this view, the government was not too pleased with, and it could one of reasons why he lost his job as the National Security Advisor (NSA).

Durrani also said that Jamaat-ud-Dawachief Hafiz Saeed had no utility and Pakistan should act against him.

Mahmud Ali Durrani, a retired army general, was the National Security Advisor to the Pakistani government when 10 Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai after hijacking a boat and killed at least 164 people and wounding 308 across the city.

Source: ANI