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'Pakistan will have to face serious consequences'

Vicky Nanjappa & Krishnakumar P | November 28, 2008 19:29 IST

Pakistan will have to face the consequences if the ISI does not explain properly its stand on terrorism and its position on the fidayeen attack on Mumbai, former joint director, Intelligence Bureau, M K Dhar told rediff.com.

Dhar, who is said to have received a call from an official of the ISI, confirmed the same.

He, however, refused to disclose details of the conversation stating that it was a talk between two professionals.

Dhar, however, added that the ISI is under tremendous pressure from both the US and the Pakistan military on the issue of terrorism. Moreover, Pakistan itself is unable to control the menace of terrorism in its own country of late.

As of now the heat has been stepped up on the ISI from the United States especially in the wake of the attack on the Nariman House.

He also added that it is in the interest of both India and Pakistan that the ISI comes down and clarifies its position on the Mumbai attack.

The two countries cannot go to war over a couple of terrorists and that is precisely why it will be best for the ISI to clear the air, Dhar also said.

Meanwhile, sources said the Scotland Yard police comprising 9 members is on its way to Mumbai to investigate any British angle to the attack. News had been circulating that one of the attackers is a Pakistani based or bred in Britain.

Asked whether they have a British Pakistani in their custody, K P S Raghuvanshi who is acting as the Chief of the Anti Terrorism [Images] following the death of Hemanth Karkare, declined to comment.

M K Dhar, who is being kept in the loop, about the ongoing developments said there is information on one of the Mumbai attackers being a British Pakistani.

"I have also heard that some had been trained in Britain, but I don;t have any such information, he said.
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