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India wants more security for its mission in Pakistan

Posted on Nov 23, 04:50PM | UNI

Fearing a possible fallout of the execution of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab, India has asked Pakistan to provide heightened security for its High Commission in Islamabad.

Ministry of External Affairs confirmed media reports emanating from Islamabad suggesting that 'there was a need for extra security' for the Indian High Commission and its staff after the lone surviving terrorist involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack was hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune yesterday.

India had informed Pakistan about the imminent execution of the court orders after his mercy petition was rejected President Pranab Mukherjee.

Kasab, 25, who was caught alive during the Mumbai mayhem which claimed 166 lives, had confessed to be a member of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

He was one of the ten heavily armed Jihadi terrorists who held Mumbai to ransom for 60 hours from the evening of November 26, 2008 in an apparent suicide mission.

"India had sought protection for Indian dipolomats posted in Pakistan as a precautionary measure", said Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid to foreign correspondents yesterday.