No change in attitude of ISI, attacks likely to continue: Narayanan

March 26th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin  

By Praful Kumar Singh
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): National Security Adviser MK Narayanan on Wednesday said that the gravest threat is from militant camp set up along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, and termed it as the epicentre of terrorism.
While delivering the 25 th Air Chief Marshal PC Lal Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, Narayanan said: “We have seen no change in the attitude of ISI, the mentor of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, and the attacks on India from Pakistan is likely to continue.”
Narayanan said that Bangladesh is being used by fundamentalist and extremist forces of Pakistan to launch attacks on Indian soil.
He said one couldnt deny that strong anti-India sentiment existed in some pockets of Pakistan.
India needs to have consensus to deal with the problem which had existed since Independence, he said.
“We are aware that Pakistans military strategy is India centric and Islamabad frantically acquiring missile and weapons system from abroad with a view to confront and draw parity with India,” Narayanan said.
He said that no one should doubt Indias desire to see a stable Pakistan, and hoped that democracy is well established there fully in order to weaken the extremist and fundamentalist forces.
Narayanan said that India has been a victim of terrorism for a long period, and added that New Delhi follows zero tolerance policy on terrorism.
Commenting on volatile situation in Afghanistan, he said: “A stable Afghanistan is vital for India. We are deeply committed to rehabilitation and rebuilding of the country and safeguarding of the Karzai regime is essential for peace in the region.” (ANI)

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