New Delhi: India called on Pakistan on Friday (July 2, 2021) to take credible, verifiable, and irreversible action against terrorist networks, and asked the neighbouring country to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot terrorist attacks to justice.
“All countries must take credible action against terrorism, including by putting an end to cross-border movement of terrorists, ending terrorist safe havens and infrastructure, and ending terrorist financing channels,” said Arindam Bagchi, the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, in response to a question about Pakistan being denied any relief from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
“We call on Pakistan to take credible, verifiable, and irreversible action against terrorist networks and proxies operating from territories under its control, as well as to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist attacks such as the 26 November Mumbai attack and the Pathankot attack,” he added.
Bagchi also reiterated India’s “zero-tolerance policy” toward terrorism and terror financing.
“We condemn terrorism in all of its manifestations,” he said.
More than 170 people were killed in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks carried out by the Pakistan-based United Nations-designated terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba. Terrorists attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station in 2016, killing over 20 Indian personnel.
It should be noted that Pakistan has been on the grey list of the anti-terror financing organisation since June 2018. Being on the grey list indicates that funds in the country are being used to fund terrorism.
The Spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry also commented on a drone spotted over the premises of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, stating that the matter has been officially raised with the Pakistan government.
“We expect Pakistan to investigate the incident and prevent similar breaches of security in the future,” Bagchi said.