So when Pakistan alleged a RAW hand in the Lahore attack, there was disbelief. RAW simply doesn’t have the capability to carry out such an attack in Pakistan—or Afghanistan, for that matter.
In fact, after Mumbai 26/11, Indian intelligence had looked at covert options. Outlook has learnt from reliable sources that national security advisor M.K. Narayanan shot down all such proposals. "We were told India is a democracy and we wouldn’t be indulging in such acts," a retired senior intelligence official said.