Pakistan under pressure. India and the United States pressured Pakistan to clarify its position on counter-terrorism. Pakistan should ensure that terrorism is no longer used to spread its soil. Islamabad should take swift and lasting action in this regard. This was stated at the 16th meeting of the India-US Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force.
Both countries have questioned Islamabad over the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and the Pathankot attacks. The virtual meeting on September 9 and 10 was led by Mahabir Singhvi, Secretary, Counter-Terrorism Department, Ministry of External Affairs.
Nathan Sales was in favor of US Muluk. The two countries’ joint statement questioned Pakistan’s use of land against terrorism. Islamabad has also been asked to take immediate action in this regard. India and the United States have exchanged views on counter-terrorism. The meeting also discussed measures against various militant organizations.
Al Qaeda, ISIS, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Hizbul Mujahideen have also been discussed. It was also decided to continue far-reaching discussions on counter-terrorism and close coordination between the two countries in this regard. The meeting also called on the United States to fully support the Indian government in its fight against terrorism.
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