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Pakistan terrorists, not IS, the real threat: India to tell US meet

India wants to drive attention that Pak-based terrorist outfits were inimical to stability in sub-continent.

Written by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi |
February 17, 2015 2:45:46 am

India is going to tell a summit, which is being hosted by the White House on countering violent extremism, that Islamic State (IS) does not pose any grave threat to it and the real danger was from the terrorist outfits operating from Pakistan. In doing so, India wants to drive the attention of the international fraternity that Pakistan-based terrorist outfits were inimical to stability in the sub-continent. India is among 30 countries attending the “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism”, which will be held in the US from February 18-19.

Sources said it is likely to tell the experts and participants that terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Hizbul Mujahideen (HuM) and to a large extent Indian Mujahideen (IM) posed an imminent danger to the country.

“Islamic State is no doubt a larger problem for the western world, but in the Indian context, it is yet to achieve that proportion. We have a system in place where young men being attracted towards IS are being watched upon and are being stopped even before they can leave the country. The real danger is from the terrorists operating from Pakistan, who are even funding various subversive activities here. The West has to be told all this,” said a home ministry official.

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