International news reports indicate that Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks that claimed 170 lives, including Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg and four other Jews at their Chabad-Lubavitch center, has once again switched his plea in a case that has tested relations between India and Pakistan.

Kasab, who at the beginning of his trial recanted a confession he made to investigators, admitted in court that he took part in the killings, which brought life to a halt in the financial center for three days. He also named Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi of the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, which has links to Al Qaeda, as occupying a major role in planning the attacks.

On its Web site, CNN quoted witness Sanjay Govilkar, who was present at Kasab’s arrest.

“Kasab had been hearing statements of eyewitnesses day in and day out,” said Govilkar. “Kasab must have realized that the whole world knew about his crime, and so he confessed to his crime. This is no brave act of confession; it was inevitable.” …