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India briefs Australia about Pak-sponsored terrorism


New Delhi:  India today apprised Australia about Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the country, including the recent attack in Gurdaspur and arrest of a LeT terrorist in Udhampur.

During the meeting of India-Australia Joint Working Group on counter terrorism, the Indian delegation gave a detailed briefing to the Australian side on Pakistan’s complicity in various terror activities in the country and failure to rein in them.

The Indian side, led by Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs Santosh Jha, who looks after the counter- terrorism and global cyber issues, told the Australian team that the three terrorists who had carried out attacks in Gurdaspur that claimed seven lives on July 27 had come from Pakistan.
They were also told that Mohammed Naved Yakub, who was arrested in Udhampur, is a terrorist belonging to Laskhar-e- Taiba and hails from Faisalabad in Pakistan, government
sources said.

A briefing was also given to the Australian side about the existing terror infrastructure along the border in Pakistan and how terrorists are being allowed to infiltrate into India with the active support of Pakistani agencies.

Today’s meeting came days after the cancellation of National Security Advisor-level meeting between India and Pakistan where New Delhi was planning to confront Islamabad with all the evidence on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in India.

NSA Ajit Doval was supposed to give a dossier to his counterpart Sartaj Aziz about the failure of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, which probed the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case, to investigate the role of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the reccee conducted by David Coleman Headley with the help of Pakistan army officers.

Other documents readied to be given to Pakistan include details of Pakistan-based terrorist groups, their activities in India, their camps across the border, presence of 300 trained terrorists in these camps and on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

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