‘Terrorist groups targeting India…’: How State Dept. nails Pak as terror haven
In a scathing report, United States State Department has nailed Pakistan as a terror-safe haven in the region and highlighted how anti-India terrorist leaders including Masood Azhar continue to roam freely in the country. The country-wise report on Pakistan said that India’s neighbour made “limited progress" on its "pledge to dismantle all terrorist organizations without delay or discrimination.” It highlighted that Islamabad did not take steps under its domestic authorities to prosecute terrorist leaders residing in Pakistan, such as JeM founder Masood Azhar and LeT’s Sajid Mir, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. As far as India is concerned, the report stated that Indian security agencies are effective in disrupting terror threats, but gaps remain in interagency intelligence and information sharing. Watch the Take 5 with Aditi Prasad for big takeaways.