File photo: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photograph:( Reuters )
India has been calling Pakistan to take action on terror groups for years but Islamabad hasn't changed its policy and supported terror.
India on Thursday called Pakistan to take "credible and irreversible action" against terrorism after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted Pakistan terror groups operated in Kashmir.
Ravish Kumar, spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs said: "It's a glaring admission by Pakistani leadership. This is not the first time, Pakistan and Pakistani leadership have owned up to the presence of terrorist, training camps of terrorist and terrorist who are being sent to India to create acts of terrorism. It is also a public knowledge among the international community."
Calling on Islamabad to take "credible and irreversible action" on terror groups on its territory, the foreign ministry spokesman said, "since Pak PM has acknowledged the presence of training camps, he has acknowledged that terrorist are being trained and sent to fight in Kashmir...they should make sure that safe havens and terror sanctuaries that exist in Pakistan should be neutralised. Pakistan has taken half-hearted steps to please the international community which are meant for the consumption of certain people"
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan during his US had said at an event,"We are disarming all armed militias...You cannot disarm because the police is incapable of disarming these (terror) groups. They are trained, these people have experience of fighting in Afghanistan, some in Kashmir."
India has been calling Pakistan to take action on terror groups for years but Islamabad hasn't changed its policy and supported terror. And it is just not New Delhi, Kabul has also called on Islamabad to rein in terror groups.
Afghanistan last week released audio of terrorist based in Pakistan who planned the Kandahar terror attack that killed 12 people.