Pakistan is Home to at the very least 12 groups designated as ‘Foreign terrorist organisation’ and out of which 5 are specifically India-Centric with the motive to do terrorism in India like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-mohammad, according to latest congressional report on terrorism.
It has been identified by US officials that Pakistan is providing base for targeting of numerous armed and non state militant groups, some of them have existed since the 1980, the independent congressional research service (CRS) said in the report.
The report released by the bipartisan studies wing folks Congress on the eve of the ancient Quad summit right here ultimate week, said that those groups working in Pakistan may be extensively classified into 5 sorts — globally-orientated, Afghanistan orientated, India – and Kashmir-orientated, locally oriented, and Sectarian (anti-Shia).
Major attacks in India
The Lashkar-e-Taiba was formed in the late 1980s in Pakistan. And was recognised as Foreign terrorist organisation in 2001. The Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible for 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.
Jaish-e-mohammad was formed by Kashmiri militant leader Masood Azhar and was designated as Foreign terrorist organisation in 2001. Along with Lashkar-e-taiba, this terrorist organisation was responsible for the attack on the Indian parliament in the year 2001, among other attacks, the report said.
‘Pak a secure haven for terrorists’
The CRS said according to the usa nation branch’s united states reviews on Terrorism 2019, Pakistan has “persevered to serve as a safe haven for certain regionally centered terrorist businesses,” and has “allowed agencies targeting Afghanistan … in addition to companies focused on India …to perform from its territory”.