India Demands Action Against Mumbai Plotters

India has demanded that neighboring Pakistan hand over suspected terrorists believed to have been involved in plotting last week's attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 172 people and wounded 239.

New Delhi has already demanded that Islamabad take "strong action" against those responsible for the attacks, and the U.S. has pressured Pakistan to cooperate in the investigation. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit India on Wednesday.

A list of about 20 people — including India's most-wanted man — was submitted to Pakistan's high commissioner to India on Monday night, Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said.

The diplomatic wrangling comes as the government faces widespread accusations of security and intelligence failures after the three-day attack across the country's financial capital.

The only surviving attacker has told police that he and the other nine gunmen had trained for months in camps in Pakistan operated by the banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

From wire reports



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