A bearded Kasab smiled and looked composed when the judge asked him whether he had received a copy of the charges and if he wanted an attorney, a government lawyer said.

"I don't have a lawyer," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam quoted him as telling the judge.

"He was smiling throughout and said that he was from Faridkot in Pakistan," Nikam said. "He started laughing when the judge asked him if he understood everything in the charge sheet."

- Reuters