`Pakistan doing war mongering, India firm on fighting terrorism’

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New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Pakistan is creating war psychosis to divert attention from India’s concerns on cross-border terrorism, informed sources said here on Tuesday and noted that India is focussed to fighting terrorism.
India is leaving no stone unturned in its effort to highlight how it has been a victim of terrorism emanating from Pakistan and unwillingness of the neighbour to take any credible action against terror outfits operating from its soil, they said.
The government has shared excerpts of the dossier it gave to Pakistan over Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)’s involvement in Pulwama terror attack with a large number of countries in the world.
The sources said that Pakistan’s rejection of India’s dossier is on expected lines and wondered what “actionable evidence” it wants. Pakistan-based JeM has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
They said Islamabad has to show demonstrable action against terrorism in the coming days, and that Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s remarks that soil of Pakistan will not be used by terrorist groups against any state including India is old wine in new bottle.
If there is talk of “Naya Pakistan”, it should be reflected in action on ground, they said, noting that Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), led by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, and its wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation have not been banned but merely placed on the list of groups under watch.
Pakistan, they said, is only trying to show they are doing something but is actually trying to cleverly deflect attention, trying to keep is population deluded that India may do something and is keeping them in heightened sense of expectation so that they do not ask what Pakistan has done.
Pakistan Navy’s claims that it used specialised skills to stop the Indian submarine from entering Pakistani waters have already been rejected and their released video has been found to be more than two years’ old.
India has been conveying to other countries that terrorism can be dealt with actual action on ground.
If Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp had not been hit at Balakot in Indian air strikes, as claimed by Pakistan, the media would have been taken there over the past few days, the sources said, adding that the Pakistani media needs to question their government over its lies.
–IANS
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