The paucity of coastal patrol resources allowed the terrorists to hijack a fishing boat, load it with inflatable boats and weapons, and sail down the coast unchallenged to land directly at Mumbai. I've long supported an idea for the Admiralty to revive the Sea Fencibles, staffed by volunteer yachtsmen and sea anglers, to patrol near-continental coastlines.
Secondly, the RAND report points out
With the Mumbai attack, LeT demonstrated that it has the ability and the will to internationalize its targets. LeT now has now assumed a larger role in the larger jihadi landscape. Like some of the other militant groups in Pakistan, LeT is believed to have considerable reach into Pakistani diaspora populations, raising a number of concerns for countries with Pakistani expatriate communities.That means the UK. And let's not assume our borders are so secure that assault weapons, grenades, explosives and ammunition are not being smuggled in.
Pakistan will remain a destination where individuals radicalized abroad can go to obtain training from militant groups.
The consequences of Labour's 'open borders' approach to immigration and their asinine and divisive devotion to cultural apartheid under the guise of multiculturalism has left us all more vulnerable to this sort of atrocity.