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Indian Official Links Pakistan's Spy Agency to Mumbai Attacks

India's foreign secretary says Pakistan's spy agency is linked to planners of the Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed more than 170 people in November.

Shivshankar Menon says the organizers planned, trained and launched the attacks from Pakistan, and that they were and remain clients of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan's spy agency.

Indian leaders have repeatedly said that Pakistan's intelligence agencies have had some role in the Mumbai attacks.

Recently, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the terrorists who carried out the Mumbai attacks "must have had the support of some official agencies in Pakistan."

Pakistan's government rejected Mr. Singh's remarks as little more than a "propaganda offensive."

New Delhi blames militants from the Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Taiba for carrying out the attacks in Mumbai, India's financial hub.

Menon made his remarks in a speech to a foreign affairs conference in Paris Wednesday. India's Foreign Ministry released those remarks to the media Thursday.