Describing LeT as an al-Qaeda- like organisation, the Obama administration has said the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit, which carried out the Mumbai attacks, poses grave threat to India and could also harm the United States.
“LeT is a terrorist organisation. It could be construed as a threat to the United States , certainly to India. It is al-Qaeda-like in its strength and organisation,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at a Washington-based think tank last evening.
Fresh from a week-long trip to India where she held talks on homeland security issues, Napolitano said the US had in the past 10 years mainly focused on al-Qaeda , which was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
As a result, sometime, one did not know that there were other groups as well, of which LeT would be one, she said.