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Sending a message to Pakistan?
India has found the only surviving Mumbai attacker guilty.
Last Modified: 05 May 2010 15:06 GMT

After 18 months of investigation Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the 2008 Mumbai gunman, has been found guilty on all 86 charges against him, including waging a war against India.

He will be sentenced on Thursday. The judge will decide whether he gets life in prison or a death sentence.

Kasab was one of the 10 gunmen involved in coordinated attacks across Mumbai, which left more than 160 people dead. He was the only one captured alive.
 
The Indian government is blaming Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based militant organisation.

Kasab confirmed the speculation and confessed he was sent on a suicide mission by his Pakistani handlers. 

The Indian government hopes the verdict will send a strong message to their neighbour.

The two countries have a history of strained relations spanning over six decades.
 
What is Islamabad's position on this? And what about the already strained ties between the two rivals?

Inside Story, with presenter Nick Clark, discusses with K.C. Singh, a former Indian diplomat, Maria Sultan, the director of the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute, and Brian Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Tuesday, May, 4, 2010. 

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