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India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj knocks a punch at Pakistan at UNGA

Terror groups like LeT, JeM and Haqqani thrive on state support

New York, Sep 27 (IENews) India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj took the attack to Pakistan in a diplomatic manner saying terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Tayba, Jaishe-e-Muhammad and Haqqani network are thriving on ‘state support’.

Addressing a meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of UN General Assembly, Swaraj, expressed, “Terror groups such as Lashkar e-Taiba, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jaish e-Muhammad, Taliban, and Haqqani Network are organized entities that thrive on State support.”

Swaraj sought to make a common cause with other BRICS members and said dismantling terrorist organisations support infrastructure would be the “first step” to fight terror.

She also said that the BRICS leadership have given a “robust mandate on counter terrorism” at the successive BRICS Summits including at Johannesburg.

“We have given a call for a BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy for joint-action with a focus on money laundering, terrorist-finance, cyberspace and de-radicalization as our priorities. Dismantling terrorist organisations support infrastructure would be the first step.” she added.

We must also join hands to make United Nations’ counter-terrorism mechanism efficient in listing terrorists and their outfits. Implementation of FATF standards, across all jurisdictions, will strengthen international efforts in addressing terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been stressing on enhanced BRICS people-to-people exchanges, the Indian Foreign Minister further elucidated.

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