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Pakistan based terror groups will continue attacks in India: US

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 • Tamil Comments

A US intelligence report has stated that terror groups supported by Pakistan will continue to conduct terrorist attacks in India and Afghanistan.

According to the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, Pakistan’s “narrow approach to counterterrorism cooperation-using some groups as policy tools and confronting only the militant groups that directly threaten Pakistan-almost certainly will frustrate US counterterrorism efforts against the Taliban.” He added that militant groups supported by Pakistan will continue to take advantage of their safe haven in Pakistan to plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan.

The worldwide threat assessment report mentioned that BJP’s policies in the first term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi “have deepened communal tensions in some BJP-governed states, and Hindu nationalist state leaders might view a Hindu-nationalist campaign as a signal to incite low-level violence to animate their supporters.” Additionally, the report also warned of an increase in communal clashes which could alienate Muslims in India and allow India’s Islamist terror groups to expand their influence.

The report, an annual exercise, which was presented Tuesday in the US Senate by National intelligence Director Dan Coats and other intelligence chiefs, said that the relationship between China and India is expected to remain tense.

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