China’s State TV names Lashkar in 26/11 attacks


Beijing: In a rare rebuke to its “all-weather” ally Pakistan, China’s State-run channels have aired a documentary naming Lashkar-e-Taiba for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and even showed footage containing confessions of Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught alive during the 26/11 carnage.

The footage was first aired by the state-run Shanghai Television weeks ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit last month and was subsequently shown by another state-run Chinese TV channels as well, officials here said.

The documentary containing vivid details of planning and execution of the Mumbai attacks by the LeT militants caught Indian officials here by surprise as the Chinese state media exercises extreme caution in airing negative news about Pakistan.