LeT, JeM have been assets of Pak: Defence Expert on Headley’s revelation

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Defence Expert P.K. Sehgal on Friday said 26/11 Mumbai terror attack operative David Coleman Headley’s explosive revelation categorically brings forth the fact that the LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) have been assets of Pakistan.

“He (Headley) doesn’t pick up hatred for his own people and armed forces but for the Indian Army for having liberated those people from the vicious rule of Pakistani Army. His disposition categorically brings forth the fact that LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammed have been assets of Pakistan, they were fully funded and morally supported by Pakistani Army and the ISIS,” Sehgal told ANI here.

“Pakistan has been saying that they don’t have any control on them (LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammed). He has exposed Pakistan that they are not non-state actor but state actors. Since the bluff has been called and Pakistan stands fully exposed hereafter Indians must react in a manner similar to a military operation like in 48, 71 or 99,” he added.

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Sehgal further said that Pakistan should be blamed for the 1971 war as the war was initiated by Islamabad and that India never targeted any civilians or any schools.

“Headley’s contention that he developed hatred for India as India had bombed the school in which he was studying, well to an extent if that is true Pakistan itself has to be blamed. The 71 war like everybody knows was initiated by Pakistan. That fight started when Pakistan had strike on air fields and India responded very viciously, in that strike we never targeted any civilians or hit any school unless the school was involved in hiding in certain military activity or involved in something which was inimical as far as India was concerned,” he added.

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In an explosive revelation during his cross examination presently underway in a Mumbai sessions court, Headley expressed his vehement hatred for India, saying that ever since Indian planes bombed his school and people working there died during the India Pakistan war in 1971, he was looking for revenge which led to him joining the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Headley also said that then Pakistan prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani had visited his house after the terror strikes.

Headley revealed that Geelani had come to his house following the death of his father on December 25, 2008, who was a retired Director General of Radio Pakistan. (ANI)

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