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We doubt Pakistan has any intention to fight terrorism: Rajnath Singh

News Agencies | First published: 17 October 2016, 15:04 IST
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Union Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh on 16 October said that if Pakistan is serious about fighting terror, then India is ready to help them eradicate it. He also expressed his doubts about Islamabad's intention to fight terrorism mushrooming in its own backyard.

"Pakistan has forgotten the difference between terrorists and freedom fighters. Terrorism in India is mostly sponsored from across the border...If Pakistan is serious about fighting terror then we are ready to help them eradicate terror, but their intention is not that," Singh said, referring clearly to the September 18 Uri terror attack.

"Cyber crime is also a major challenge and we are working towards tackling it, as the National Security Council has taken it up," he added

To safeguard against cross-border terror, Singh asserted that the international border with Pakistan will be sealed by December 2018.

"We have also strengthened India's coastal security post the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Our security agencies are better prepared today. We have (also) stepped up vigil in the North Eastern region alongside the international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar," he added.

--ANI

First published: 17 October 2016, 15:04 IST
 
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