Pakistan’s spy agency, called the Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI, actively helps and supports terrorist groups that create problems in India. This was revealed by a terrorist jailed in the United States (US) who was part of the team that planned the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
That month, a group of terrorists from Pakistan landed in Mumbai from the sea using boats and entered many locations including the Taj Mahal hotel and main railway station in the city. In all these places, they opened fire with their guns, killing and hurting innocent people.
Who was behind it?
In 2009, the US arrested David Headley, an American who was born in Pakistan. When he was questioned, it turned out that he was involved in planning the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Earlier this week, Headley finally gave his information to an Indian court. This is the first time that Headley has publically spoken about the connection between the ISI, which is part of Pakistan’s government, and the terrorists.
The news may make relations between India and Pakistan worse. The two neighbours have never been the best of friends, and the worry is that this news may break the recent friendship between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan.