After Army Chief now Indian New Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat beats the war drums against Pakistan
*New Delhi:* After Army Chief now Indian Defence Chief General Bipin Rawat beats the war drums against Pakistan.
Indian Chief of Defence Staff Thursday sought the blacklisting and diplomatic isolation of Pakistan for allegedly sponsoring terror not just here but also in Afghanistan.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat said if blacklisting does not go through, more hard action will have to be taken.
“Any country that is sponsoring terrorism has to be taken to task. I feel blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is one good measure. Diplomatic isolation, you have to do this,” Gen Rawat said while speaking at the Raisina Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi Thursday.
He added that if the blacklisting fails to yield desired results, then hard action needs to be taken. He, however, did not elaborate on what these hard actions would be.
Speaking on terrorism, Rawat said the menace is here to stay as long as there are states that sponsor terrorism and use terrorists as proxies by providing them with funds and weapons.
“We have to bring an end to terrorism and that can only happen the way Americans started after 9/11,” Gen Rawat said. “They said let’s go on a spree on global war on terror. To do that, you have to isolate the terrorists and anybody who is sponsoring terrorism has to be taken to task.”
“The war on terror is not ending, it is something which is going to continue, we will have to live with it, until we understand and get to the roots of terrorism,” Gen Rawat said.
A joint group of FATF will scrutinise Pakistan’s compliance and performance report in Beijing where it is scheduled to meet from 21 January to 24 January. The Pakistani delegation will be given an opportunity to defend each and every point written in its progress report, The Print has reported.