As the assembly elections are weeks away from Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan states, the Congress men–whose leader Navjot Singh Sidhu hugged Pakistani Army General— are asking what has the Modi government done to curb the impact of Pakistani terrorists in India.
But this question was answered not by the Modi government but by the United States of America. According to the US annual country report for the year 2017, USA has not just condemned the Pakistan sponsored terror acts but has also praised the measures taken by the Modi government to curb terrorism.
Records say that no major terror attacks took place against Indian after the Modi government came to power. And now the report by US has proved like a shot in the arm for the Modi government for its non compromising stands on national security.
The report has directly blamed several terrorist organisations nurtured by Pakistan like Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba, al-Qaida for spreading terrorism in few countries. The report also said “Pakistan did not take sufficient action against other externally focused groups such as Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in 2017, which continued to operate, train, organize, and fundraise in Pakistan. Pakistan detained Hafiz Saeed, the leader of LeT and its front organization Jamaat ul-Dawa (JuD) in January 2017, but a Pakistani court ordered Hafiz Saeed released from house arrest in November 2017”.
The US report praised the measures taken by the Modi government against the Pakistan sponsored terrorism stating “The parts of India most seriously impacted by terrorism in 2017 included the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the northeast Indian states, and parts of central India in which Maoist terrorists remain active. India continued to apply sustained pressure to detect, disrupt, and degrade terrorist organizations’ operations within its borders. Indian leadership expressed resolve to prevent terrorist attacks domestically and to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism, in cooperation with the United States and other like-minded countries”.
The report also said “Over the course of 2017, the Government of India sought to deepen counter terrorism cooperation and information sharing with the United States, including through the first-ever Designations Dialogue, held in Delhi in December. The Indian government closely monitored the domestic threat from transnational terrorist groups like ISIS and AQIS”.
This report has been like a slap to all those Indian politicians who try to politicize each and every pro-India measures by the Modi government. From Surgical Strike to regular anti-terror activities in the Kashmir valley, the Modi government has proved that they are not friendly to India’s enemies, unlike the UPA era.
Recently in an interview, defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman that if an Indian soldier in attacked and killed, 10 Pakistanis are killed in return. She had also said “We taught them a lesson in 2016. We are not openly saying it. But we are retaliating. Terrorists are being killed in large numbers. I can say with full sense of responsibility that the Indian Army is in full control of the situation in Kashmir”.
Days ago the Pakistani Army had exhibited its brutality by slitting the throat of a BSF jawan. Regarding this, BSF had said they will avenge this killing. Soon the world can witness another massive Army Operation that might take place across the Line of Control (LOC) against Pakistan.
Source:US Department of State