With the capture of a terrorist, the actual authors were revealed. It wasn’t the al-Qaida but the Lashkar-e-Taiba is named as the suspect. Given the operation’s obvious planning, it was the deadly combination of LeT-ISI in action yet again.
Yet the difference between LeT and al-Qaida is not different. In recent years, Lashkar has emerged as not only the single largest pan-Indian terror threat, but also a partner with al-Qaida in jihadi battlegrounds like Iraq, Chechnya and Afghanistan. It has shared training camps and cadre and used al-Qaida-Taliban facilities for a jihad against India.
It has been proscribed by US and UK who have recognised LeT to be a global terrorist organisation.