Nasscom's Leadership Conference was LET's original target for 26/11 Mumbai attack
Saturday, 21st May 2011
The initial Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) plan for 26/11 attack on Mumbai had a different target: Nasscom's flagship Leadership conference. LET had gathered surveillance material to attack this conference, which is held every February at Taj in Mumbai, which eventually became the site of attack.
The global visibility of the Indian IT industry, the immense popularity of the Leadership conference, which draws almost everyone who matters from the IT world, must have made it a tempting target. The initial LET plan had counted on just two terrorists to carry out the attack. But the number of terrorists increased to 10, more attack targets were identified. As the LET broadened its campaign, Nasscom must have slipped our of the focus.
The new information on 26/11 has been revealed by Stephen Tankel, a visiting scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Publication : Deccan Herald
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