US Army Commander for Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus has said that the Mumbai attacks were of more significance for Pakistan than India, as these attacks help comprehend the magnitude of challenges confronting Pakistan. Addressing at American Studies Centre in Rome, General David Petraeus said that the terrorist attacks in Mumbai were although quite horrible for India also, but for Pakistan this situation was more dangerous than the one that had emanated in the aftermath of 9/11. "He doesn't mean that these attacks were less dangerous for India, but these attacks have brought to the fore the challenges facing Pakistan", he said. He further said that the Mumbai attacks were a bitter experience for the entire world along with the two countries. He said that Pakistan security forces operation against the masterminds of the Mumbai attacks was encouraging.