'LeT, Jaish Set up to Target Indian Interests'

Without naming Pakistan, Ravi said all major terror attacks that have happened in the country were acts by terrorist outfits from hostile neighbourhood.

Published: 02nd April 2016 03:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2016 03:19 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e- Mohammed have been set up, armed and sustained to target Indian interests, said Joint Intelligence Committee Chairman R N Ravi, in an obvious reference to Pakistan for continuing its proxy war against India through terror groups.

Without naming Pakistan, Ravi said all major terror attacks that have happened in the country were acts by terrorist outfits from hostile neighbourhood. “If you look back, all the major attacks — against Parliament, Akshardham, Mumbai and the latest in Punjab in Pathankot — all these are the acts of terrorist organisations coming from hostile neighbourhood. They will also look for civil aviation targets,” Ravi said. He also mentioned that when countries differentiate between good and bad terrorism, then there is a problem. Pakistan has been practising ‘good terror-bad terror’ for a very long time. It has raised various terror outfits for its proxy war against India and has been financing them to carry out strikes, Ravi explained.

“Our neighbour does it; they have been doing it for a long time. The threat that we face almost on a regular basis is from hostile neighbourhood. We have Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e- Mohammed, these two organisations have been set up, have been armed and sustained to target Indian interests that includes civil aviation assets as well,” the Joint Intelligence Committee Chairman said at a function of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

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