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Pakistan 'feared Indian attack'

Pakistan feared India was planning to launch a military strike at the height of tensions over the Mumbai attacks, a senior Pakistani diplomat has said.

Pakistan's High Commissioner to London said there was evidence that India wanted "to teach Pakistan a lesson".

Islamabad denies involvement in the attacks which left at least 170 dead, but some of the gunmen are said to have had links to Pakistani militants. Both sides have taken care not to openly inflame the situation.

High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hassan told the BBC that he had received the information in the wake of the three-day siege of key sites in Mumbai.


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