Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said his trust in Pakistan on the issue of fighting terrorism has been “completely shaken” as the kind of support which India expected from it was not coming.
As the Modi government completed two years in office, Singh also made it clear that not allowing an NIA team to probe the Pathankot terror strike will amount to “betrayal”.
In interviews to news channels, the Home Minister touched upon various issues including the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and threats from the dreaded terror outfit ISIS.
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“My trust has been completely shaken. The kind of support which we should be getting from them(Pakistan) on the issue of terrorism, that is not happening. I do not have any hesitation in saying this,” he said.
On Pathankot, he said it was mutually agreed “informally” by the two countries that once Pakistan’s Joint Intelligence Team would visit India, an NIA team would be allowed. “We are awaiting that NIA team is allowed to visit Pakistan,” he aid.
“It is unfortunate (no action on Pathankot terror case). Those connected with Pathankot terror case must be punished,” he said.
“I will not have any hesitation in saying that if our NIA team does not get permission to visit Pakistan then it will be betrayal. They should be allowed,” he said.
“This has been discussed at Secretary level also and this is the proposal from this side also that your team has come, our NIA should also go. We are waiting for response from Pakistan. Let us see what is the response from Pakistan,” he added.