Stepping up their joint battle against terrorism, India and the United States have stated that they may take concerted action against all terror teams, together with these proscribed by the United Nations, condemned cross-border terrorism and known as for the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai assaults to be dropped at justice.
IMAGE: President Joe Biden meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the Oval Office on the White House in Washington, DC, on September 24, 2021. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters
A Joint Statement issued after the primary bilateral assembly between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on the White House on Friday stated that the United States and India stand collectively in a shared battle against international terrorism.
The two leaders reaffirmed that the United States and India ‘will take concerted action against all terrorist teams, together with teams proscribed by the UNSCR 1267 Sanctions Committee’.
They ‘condemned cross-border terrorism, and known as for the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai assaults to be dropped at justice.
‘They denounced any use of terrorist proxies and emphasised the significance of denying any logistical, monetary or army help to terrorist teams which could possibly be used to launch or plan terror assaults,’ the joint assertion stated.
Pakistan-based radical cleric Hafiz Saeed’s Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) is the entrance organisation for the Lashkar-e-Tayiba which is accountable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 folks, together with six Americans.
Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has positioned a $10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17 final 12 months within the terror financing instances. The 70-year-old JuD chief is lodged at Lahore’s high-security Kot Lakhpat jail.
Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed in addition to Afghanistan-based Haqqani Network are proscribed terror entities beneath UNSC decision 1267 regarding ISIL (Da’esh), Al Qaeda, and related people, teams, undertakings and entities.
Saeed and JeM founder Masood Azhar are additionally listed as international terrorists beneath the 1267 Sanctions regime.
India has repeatedly known as upon Pakistan to take credible, verifiable and irreversible action against terrorist networks and to convey the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist assaults to justice.
Under India’s Presidency final month, the UN Security Council adopted a powerful decision reiterating ‘the significance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan, together with these people and entities designated pursuant to decision 1267 (1999), and notes the Taliban’s related commitments’.
At the time, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had stated that the decision ‘underlines terrorist people and entities designated by UN Security Council (decision) 1267. This is of direct significance to India’.
Shringla had stated JeM and LeT are UN Security Council proscribed entities that should be known as out and condemned within the strongest attainable phrases.
‘Needless to say the adoption of the decision is a powerful sign from the Security Council and the worldwide neighborhood on its expectations in respect of Afghanistan,’ he had stated.
The decision was put ahead by the US, the UK and France.
It was adopted after 13 Council members voted in favour, whereas everlasting members Russia and China abstained from the voting.
The joint assertion stated that Modi and Biden famous that the upcoming US-India Counterterrorism Joint Working Group, Designations Dialogue, and renewed US-India Homeland Security Dialogue will additional strengthen counterterrorism cooperation between the 2 nations, together with within the areas of intelligence sharing and regulation enforcement cooperation.