"Our dictator, [former president] Gen. Musharraf did not do the right thing to eliminate the terrorists," he said. "But the new government is making it's effort and our intelligence services are far better prepared.
"Pakistan is a victim of terrorism," Haqqani said. "India is a victim of terrorism. The victims need to get together. Forget about our bitter history."
While tensions between India and Pakistan intensify, Mumbai residents banded together for a candlelight vigil just a few blocks from the Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident hotels, sites of so much fighting only days ago.
The scene was reminiscent of the days and nights following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York. Banners showed images of the fallen police officers who are now the city's heroes after Mumbai's own 9/11.
Rows of candles flickered on the pavement of Mumbai's famed Marine Drive as hundreds of citizens turned up to pay their respects to victims.
Mumbai residents from all communities came with their families to say prayers and remember the dead. Parents helped their toddlers light candles, friends huddled together, and, as night fell, a pensive mood settled on the city.