US & India in collaboration against Lashkar-e-Taiba & Jaish-e-Muhammad

It has been decided by India and the United States to expand their collaboration against terrorist linkages, predominantly the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM).

On Tuesday, a meeting was held in the White House among American National Security Adviser Susan Rice and India’s Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Both the officials confirmed that their pledge was to excavate bilateral collaboration on climate change, trade, and defence.

According to a press release from the White House, they stated that the two officials also conversed on US-India partnership against terrorist groups.

They also discussed US-India collaboration against LeT, JeM, and other terrorist threats.

Building on commitments from their respective leaders, they agreed to “deepen their close collaboration” against the terrorist threat.

The conference revolved around the plan to analyse arrangements for the forthcoming 50-nation Nuclear Security Summit which is scheduled to occur in Washington from March 31-April 1.

According to a report by IBN Live, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh responded to a query in the Lok Sabha where he stated that his government had been creating labours to have a number of characters and bodies barred under the UN Security Council’s resolution 1267.

On Wednesday, the government stated tho Lok Sabha that there has been an increase in bouts on India by Pakistan-based terrorists. It was also observed that efforts are being taken to have a list of Pakistan-based terror networks and entities excluded by the UN including Hafiz Saeed, Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi, LeT and Jamaatud Dawa.

The government continues to pursue imposition and strict monitoring of 1267 regime on various Pakistan-based individuals and terrorist organisations directing their activities against India, Singh said.

Our concerns regarding anti-India terrorism emanating from Pakistan have been taken up with the international community and also bilaterally with Pakistan on a number of occasions.

It was also stated that apprehensions over current terror events have been taken up with National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua during a conference in December 2015.

The two NSAs have also been in touch with each other following Pathankot attack in January regarding the follow up by Pakistan on actionable information provided by India concerning the attack, Singh said.