India, US, Afghanistan target Pakistan over terrorism at UNSC

Afghanistan reiterated the presence of terrorist safe haven across the border Photograph:( Zee News Network )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 20, 2018, 12.30 PM (IST)

Pakistan needs to change its "mindset" of differentiating between good and bad terrorists, India said at the UN Security Council, urging it to focus on challenges posed by terrorism emanating from the safe havens from across the border.

Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin told the Security Council that it is India's vision to see Afghanistan regain its place.

He added that New Delhi remain committed to work closely with its regional and international partners to bring peace, security, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.

Earlier, the US told the UN Security Council that the status quo regarding terrorist safe havens in Pakistan is not acceptable.

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The US had said that the status quo regarding continued terror safe havens in Pakistan is not acceptable and insisted that Islamabad join its efforts to bring a resolution to the conflict.

"We seek to work cohesively and effectively with Pakistan, but cannot be successful if the status quo, one where terrorist organisations are given sanctuary inside the country's borders, is allowed to continue," US deputy secretary of state John Sullivan told the ministerial meeting.

And the Afghan deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai reiterated the presence of terrorist safe haven across the border.

Meanwhile, Pakistan continued to be in denial.

Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi, responding to Indian ambassador, raked up the case of Jadhav, who was captured in March last year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying, an accusation that India has dismissed as concocted.

"Those who talk of changing mindset need to look within, at their own record of subversion against my country as our capture of an Indian spy has proven beyond doubt," Lodhi told the members of the UN Security Council, without naming Jadhav.