‘Pak set to open new front against India’

The time has come for India to take a firm stand on terrorism and initiate stern actions — be it political or military — against Pakistan.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 20, 2009 1:40 am

The time has come for India to take a firm stand on terrorism and initiate stern actions — be it political or military — against Pakistan. It has become important after Al Qaeda recently issued a warning against India to “lay off its hands from Pakistan or face the consequences”.

India should convey it to Pakistan and other countries perpetrating terrorism against us that we are capable of facing any threat coming from any quarter. While Union Home Minister P Chidambram has already made it clear that the Indian Army is well prepared to face any attacks on its soil,there is a need to convey the message.

Pakistan is taking no action against the terrorist organisations that planned the audacious Mumbai terror attack last year. India has not received any official response from Pakistan on the dossier pertaining to investigations into the Mumbai attacks.

It is clear with the warning from Al Qaeda that Pakistan is all set to open a new front against India. The terror infrastructure in Pakistan is active even though they seek to convey an impression that they are taking action against terrorists and their infrastructure.The number of camps operating in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir has seen a significant increase from 32 in 2005 to 53 in 2008. Before the Al Qaeda moves towards India with its entire infrastructure,there is a need to nip their objectives in the bud.

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