Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) the Ministry’s response to the double standard of American foreign policy after the death of Osama Bin Laden since American Government is not that much serious to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai terrorist attack taking shelter in Pakistan within the legal frame work even as American President, during his visit to India last year, had assured us of providing full cooperation in punishing the terrorists of Mumbai attack;
(b) whether Government has expressed its concern over it to the American Government; and
(c) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (SHRI E. AHAMED)
(a) to (c) Government notes that the United States has consistently called for bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to justice expeditiously. During the second India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue held in New Delhi on 19 July 2011, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that there was an absolute international responsibility to cooperate to bring the perpetrators of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to justice, and stressed that the United States has made it forcefully clear to Pakistan that it has a special obligation to do so transparently, fully and urgently.
India and the United States continue to work together to unravel the full conspiracy behind the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, including through comprehensive sharing of information and cooperation in investigation.
Further, the United States has indicted six individuals, based in Pakistan, in a court in Chicago for their role in the Mumbai terrorist attack. A seventh individual, U.S. based Tahawwur Rana, was convicted by the Chicago Court in June 2009 for supporting LeT.