Pakistan has consistently denied that it exports terror. But David Headley's testimony in a Chicago court has exposed the role of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence in the Mumbai terror attack, executed by the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Only recently, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces in Abbottabad. There is no doubt that Pakistan not only provides sanctuaries to dreaded terrorists but also trains jihadists on its soil for terror attacks against India. India should send the strong message that its silence does not mean it is soft on terror.

A. Michael Dhanaraj,

Coimbatore

The evidence presented in the Chicago court has clearly pointed to the role of Pakistan's intelligence agency in organising, executing, and controlling the Mumbai attack. President Asif Ali Zardari claimed then that the attack was the handiwork of “non-state actors.” Headley's testimony has rubbished the claim. State and non-state players, it appears, jointly carried out the attack.

H.N. Ramakrishna,

Bangalore

Headley's testimony has opened a can of worms. The astounding disclosure of the ISI's involvement in the Mumbai attack has shocked India and yet again exposed Pakistan's double standards. How can the international community allow a country to nurture and sponsor terror?

Arjun R. Shankar,

Thiruvananthapuram

The fresh evidence in Headley's trial, exposing the ISI's connections with the LeT and its involvement in 26/11, should be more than sufficient proof for Pakistan which has denied the intelligence agency's role in the attack. Running away from the truth will lead Pakistan nowhere. Only a firm commitment to wipe out terror networks will pull it out of the quagmire it is in.

Sudeep Talapaneni,

Nalgonda

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