European Parliament backs India’s surgical strikes

EP Vice President Czarnecki said that it was also important for the European Union to maintain pressure on Pakistan to eliminate the terror networks that operate within its borders.

By: ANI | Brussels | Updated: October 5, 2016 2:18 pm
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The European Parliament has backed India’s surgical strike on terrorist training camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). In a signed article that has been published in EP Today, the Vice President of European Parliament, Ryszard Czarnecki, said India’s cross border action against the terrorists should be “commended and supported by the international community.”

Praising the Indian government and the Indian Army for its professional approach to a situation that was becoming graver by the day, EP Vice President Czarnecki said in his article published in the EP Today that , “The message that came out was loud and clear – that India would no longer allow Pakistan to fuel cross-border terrorism.”

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“This proactive operation, carried out on Pak-controlled territory, was probably a first by India, and was a response to the two attacks by terror groups on Indian defence establishments earlier this year – the Pathankot Air base in January and the Uri Army camp in September. Both these establishments are located near the Indian border with Pakistan, and the attacks were carried out by Pak-based terror groups who had sneaked across the border into India,” he added.

“India has clearly indicated that these attacks were not against the Pakistani state, but focussed against terror groups that threatened peace and stability in the region. India deserves global support in its fight against terror emanating from Pakistan, for, if left unchecked, these individuals and groups would be attacking Europe and the West, soon,” Czarnecki said.

He said that it is also important for the European Union to maintain pressure on Pakistan to eliminate the terror networks that operate within its borders.

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“The time has come for the world to act decisively against terrorism and ensure that no terror group is assured of a secure haven in any part of the world,” he added.

Broad-basing his argument that no country should be allowed to give a safe haven to terrorists, Czarnecki claimed that the Europeran Union has been a major victim of terrorist strikes over the last few years, and warned that it could continue to face such threats from jihadist groups and individuals, in the near future in an increasing manner.

“This rising threat calls for an effective response by us, to groups and states that sponsor terror, and support to states that are dealing with such threats. The need of the hour, therefore, is for the international community to stand together and cooperate in the common fight against terrorism,” the European Parliament vice president said.

“We have witnessed the alarming growth of Pak-linked terror modules in Europe and other parts of the world. The close proximity between the Pak security establishment and extremist / terror groups has also given rise to a situation where organisations propagating Islamic militancy in Pakistan enjoy de-facto state patronage, including in their call to Pakistani youth to participate in the ‘global jihad,” he said in his article.

He cited the examples of the arrest of Mohammad Usman Ghani by the Austrian police for his links to the Paris terror attack in November 2015, the arrest of 18 Pakistani nationals by the Italian security agencies in 2015 for their association with international terrorism, and of three Pakistani nationals by the Spanish police in July 2016 for spreading jihadist ideology.

Czarnecki said the close association of the Pakistan defence establishment with the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network is also well known, and added that the European Union has listed some of these terror groups based in Pakistan, including the Hizbul Mujahideen, on its terror list.

He was responding to the Indian Army’s surgical strikes on seven or eight terrorist launch pads operating in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on September 28.

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  1. Man on
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm
    When world still trying to find out where those so-called surgical strike took place. EU VP trying to promote his own agenda not EU's
    1. Man on
      Oct 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm
      1. Man on
        Oct 4, 2016 at 4:45 pm
        Since when any parliament gives it's official statement via articles?
        1. T
          Oct 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm
          Do you know why your rotten country 'stan' is still below the level of a dog's cage? Just because it is filled with animals like you. To understand the glory of India and its people, you need to born a thousand times
          1. C
            Chintan Mokashi
            Oct 4, 2016 at 2:18 pm
            Through the precision surgical strikes in PoK What the Indian Army has done is a resounding reply to Pak designs. The world has acknowledged what it means. The domestic rodents need not always be brought in the debate. Whether Arvind likes it or not Arvind knows Modi has caught the pulse of the nation. And he can only try to belittle it but gain nothing.
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