India said the 10 militants who rampaged through its financial capital were not only from Pakistan but were also controlled from within that country.
India has blamed the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group, who oppose Indian rule in Kashmir, for the attacks.
If Pakistan fails to act swiftly against those responsible, India has threatened to pull out of a nearly five-year-old peace process between the nuclear rivals.Islamad has denied that"Pakistani elements" were behind the violence and has called on India to share evidence.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi avered:
"Our hands are clean, we have nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of because this government feels that good neighbourly relations with India are in the interests of Pakistan."
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari told CNN that he had been given no tangible proof that the surviving gunman was a Pakistani, and that he doubted the Indian claim.
Naturally such suggestions and accusations are threatening to further escalate the already tense relations between the two countries.
And with this latest terror attacks, the US-initiated and sponsored war on terror must be stepped up, for sure.