A man has today been charged with murder and waging war against India as part of the Mumbai massacre which began on November 26 last year.
Mohammed Ajmal Kasab has been held by the police since he was captured in the early hours of the attacks, but he had not been formally charged.
Nine other attackers were killed during the three-day siege that left 164 people dead and targeted luxury hotels, a Jewish centre and other sites across the city.
The formal filing of 12 charges paves the way for Kasab's trial to begin.
If convicted on the two most critical charges - murder and waging war - the 21-year-old will probably face the death penalty.
There are no details yet about when his trial is likely to begin.