European Parliament VP supports India’s ‘proactive’ operation against terrorists in Pakistan

"India deserves global support in its fight against terror emanating from Pakistan," he said

By: PTI | London | Published:October 5, 2016 3:33 am
surgical strikes, LoC, bjp tmc, bjp, tmc, terror launch pad, india pakistan, South Korea, news, latest news, India news, national news “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,” European VP Ryszard Czarnecki said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

India’s “proactive operation” against terrorists in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir should be “commended” and supported by the international community, a top European Parliament official has said, underlining that New Delhi deserves global support in its fight against terror.

European Parliament vice-president Ryszard Czarnecki praised India for their approach to the situation.

“India’s cross-border action against terrorists on its borders with Pakistan should be commended and supported by the international community. 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,” Czarnecki said.

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“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. It is also important for the European Union to maintain pressure on Pakistan to eliminate the terror networks that operate within its borders,” the British-born Polish politician said in an article in EP Today, the monthly news magazine for the European Parliament.

The “proactive operation” carried out on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was “probably a first by India” and was in response to the two attacks on Indian defence establishments — the Pathankot airbase in January and the Uri army camp in September, he said.

“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.

The close relationship between the Pakistan defence establishment, the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network was well known, he added.

“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 terror groups has also given rise to a situation where organisations propagating Islamic militancy in Pakistan enjoy de facto state patronage,” Czarnecki said.

Tensions between India and Pakistan are growing after militants stormed an Indian Army base in Uri on September 18, killing 19 soldiers.

The terror launch pads across the border were targeted by the Indian Army last week, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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    Bir Chilarai
    Oct 5, 2016 at 4:32 am
    Not only Europe, more likely USA is the bigger target of these terrorists than India. The biggest fear is not strikes inside India but loose nukes in New York and Washington DC. Let the Americans take care of stani nukes that they helped create.
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      Purna Varma
      Oct 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm
      Scamgress reps like P Chidambaram; Nirupam; and Sanghvi are put to shame for doubting the Indian Army. Learn from EU VP Czarnecki. Shame on those who are tugging the Army into their vilful politics.
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        Senthil Velan
        Oct 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm
        @ArvindKejriwal @digvijaya_28. @IndianExpress, European parliament VP supports Indian govt on surgical. Why few like u dirty politics
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          J C
          Oct 4, 2016 at 10:46 pm
          Members of UNO should come together and make India;s hands strong in dealing with terrorist generating from stan on utgent basis instead of sitting mute and enjoying that it is in their favour. It will benefit them most
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