The Army chief's comments came when asked about reported remarks of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that the 2008 Mumbai attack was "an act of terrorism" and that resolving the case was in Pakistan's interest.
The LeT operative, Sajid Majeed alias Sajid Mir, who has been "underground" for the last two years, is suspected to have been part of teams "planning and plotting" to carry out strikes in India, the sources said.
New Delhi welcomed the US move, and said, "We welcome the statement issued today by the United States calling on Pakistan to uphold their UN Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists..."
Rechristening a part of the five-storey building — where six persons died during the attacks — to Nariman Light House, a terrace memorial here will for the first time become a permanent site paying tribute to all the 166 victims.
The provincial government of Punjab in Pakistan last month had withdrawn policemen deployed for the security of Jamaat-ud Dawa chief after the Supreme Court directed inspector-generals of Islamabad and all four provinces to take back security escorts from people who are not entitled to it.
Al-Fauz is in the custody of the Pakistani authorities in the port city of Karachi, from where the 10 militants, armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades, had left for India to carry out the Mumbai attack in 2008.