In a major crackdown over the terrorism, the United States has agreed to help India to track down underworld don and Mumbai serial blast mastermind Dawood Ibrahim. The pact has been signed during the first ever 2+2 dialogue held between both the countries in New Delhi.
During the dialogue both countries have agreed that terrorism is biggest threat and for global peace and stability its elimination is crucial.
The US Administration is continually taking strict actions against Dawood Ibrahim and his associates. It has already declared Dawood a global terrorist and announced a bounty of USD 20 million on his head. The British government has also confiscated several London properties belonging to Dawood. Taking action on to Dawood’s “top lieutenant” Jabir Moti, the 51-year-old Pakistani national who was arrested on charges of money laundering and extortion and faces extradition to the US following an FBI investigation dating back to 2005 has been denied bail once again by a UK court in August.
Along with taking so many measures against the D-company, United States has now assured India to bring the perpetrators of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case to bars. The US has also agreed to exert more pressure on Pakistan to rein in various terror outfits operating from its soil and dismantle their network.
Both the countries have announced their intent to increase information-sharing efforts on known or suspect terrorists. Denouncing any use of terrorist proxies in the region, they also called upon Pakistan to bring to justice expeditiously the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai, Pathankot, Uri and other terror attacks. Both countries have also welcomed the move of bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation dialogue on the designation of terrorists in 2017, which is strengthening cooperation and action against terrorist groups, including Al-Qaida, ISIS, LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Hizb-ul Mujahideen, the Haqqani Network, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, D-Company, and their affiliates. They have also reaffirmed on their commitment to ongoing and future cooperation to ensure a stable cyberspace environment and to prevent cyber attacks.
Apart from this both countries have signed COMCASA agreement that will enable India to access advanced US defence systems and optimally utilise its existing US-origin platforms. The two countries also announced their readiness to begin negotiations on an Industrial Security Annex (ISA) that would support closer defence industry.
Owing to the pact signed between both the countries, the Indian Intelligence agencies have already rolled their sleeves. The Indian Intelligence agencies along with Mumbai Police is going to soon hand over a detailed report on world’s ‘most wanted’ criminal mastermind Dawood Ibrahim and his properties in America to the Home Ministry.
Further by the Home ministry this report will be shared with Ministries of External Affairs and Defense, who will further share it with American agencies.
The report will include all the details of underworld don business operations and bank accounts in the US. For this purpose the authorities have selected some officers who are constantly monitoring all the activities of D-Company, the organised crime syndicate of Dawood, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan.
This is going to be huge shot in the arm of Indian Agencies who have been hunting for the mastermind of Mumbai blast. It has become possible only due to the intelligence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Source : Zee News