It’s in Pakistan’s interest to rein in terrorists: Mani Shankar Aiyar

India needs to talk to Islamabad and convince the latter that it is in their interest to rein in the terrorists.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:October 9, 2016 10:13 am
Mani Shankar Aiyar (Source: File photo) Mani Shankar Aiyar (Source: File photo)

As army officials on Saturday confirmed that four more Pakistan-based terrorists had been eliminated on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Naugam sector on October 6 and that Pakistan Ordinance Factory-made hand grenades and UBGL grenades had been seized, confirming Pakistan’s complicity in abetting and equipping terror modules, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sunday said India needs to talk to Islamabad and convince the latter that it is in their interest to rein in the terrorists.

“I don’t think that we need to wait for the Naugam operation to know that there are terrorist organisations in Pakistan that are sending terrorists across to India. What I think we need to do is to talk to Pakistan so that it becomes a Pakistani interest to rein these people in,” the former diplomat-turned politician told ANI.

“But if we have so much tension with Pakistan, and we keep aggravating this tension and we keep trying to bring the world around to isolating Pakistan, I can see no incentive for them in reining in these terrorists,” said the Congress leader.

“We are in a serious problem with these terrorists coming into India, but I am not sure that the steps we have been taking to counter this are really giving us result that we want, which is an end to terrorism,” Aiyar said.

Army officials on Saturday said, “Pakistan Ordinance Factory made hand grenades and UBGL grenades were seized from the terrorists that confirms Pakistan’s complicity in abetting, equipping terror.”

“Pakistan origin markings are also seen on the medicines and eatable items recovered,” an army spokesman added.

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  1. A
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    Mani even found fault with Narsimah Rao - no one other than the hi dynasty will do. At 75 he should retire ! or perhaps god will be kind to him and yake him away from us or more like being kind to the Indian nation.
  2. A
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm
    Mani's utterances reveal that he is desh Drohi and his loyal only to hi Dynasty. He will sell this country down the rivee given half the chance.
  3. B
    Ben Canadian
    Oct 9, 2016 at 5:23 am
    No prize for guessing who is the sympathizer, ISI facilitator, hate-filled, anglofiliiac pdo liberal, unable to digest a humble origin brave patriotic Modi, first routing the Royal prince and his scheming mother with an army of so called intellectual Pundits to snatch power in Delhi, perform nationally and internationally to raise nation' stature to render the Prince and the party irrelevant and showing them to be an utter fools and then to top it all to boldly call stan's;br/gt;lt;br/gt;May Modi slay all the demons, External as well as Internal !
  4. A
    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:09 am
  5. M
    Oct 9, 2016 at 5:09 am
    After living in this world for more than 70 years., working in stan as an Indian ambador, and writing innumerable columns, Mr. Mani Shankar has not learned that " Lattonke Bhoot Batonse nahi manatey" If stan had been amenable to talk, then by now Afghanistan, USA and India would have been its greatest friends.
  6. P
    p h
    Oct 9, 2016 at 5:24 am
    It is significant that Mr Iyer is worried more about stan than India. The recent killing of four terrorists by security forces has suddenly aroused his deepest sympathies for "friendly nation" stan and he has equally suddenly got concerned over his friendly country losing the battle everywhere. His conscience never gets aroused when Indian security forces lose its brave soldiers and grave incidents like Pathankot and Uri happens. This shows beyond any doubt that this man is treacherous to the the core and should be dealt with accordingly. He is among those who actively play the role of a Jaichand in the conflict between India and stan and I am sure the Indian Govt must have taken note of his roles.
  7. P
    Oct 9, 2016 at 4:53 am
    Convince, Persuade stan, says Aiyar. Surely, they're not school kids in need of counseling.
  8. P
    Oct 9, 2016 at 10:47 am
    Why he didn't do the same during upa Congress 10years rule? Was he in coma?
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