New Delhi : India on Wednesday welcomed the US’s announcement to name three Pakistan-based LeT terrorists as ‘specially designated global terrorists’ and said the move vindicates its stand that terror groups continue to operate from the neighbouring country with “impunity”.
Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Raveesh Kumar said the latest designations also call into question Pakistan’s sincerity in taking effective action against such terrorist elements, reports PTI.
“India welcomes the announcements made yesterday (Tuesday) by the US Departments of State and Treasury in which three Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) terrorists and terror financiers have been named as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT),” Kumar said.
He said the US announcement vindicates India’s consistent stand that internationally designated terrorist groups and individuals, including LeT and its front, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), continue to “operate from and raise financial resources with impunity in Pakistan”.
Kumar said the terror groups continue to use territories under Pakistan’s control for carrying out cross-border terrorism in India and elsewhere in South Asia.
The US designated three Pakistanis linked to the LeT, the outfit responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack, as global terrorists to shut down the militant group’s financial network and curtail its ability to raise funds to carry out violent terrorist attacks.
The US designated LeT commander Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil as SDGT.