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BRICS Summit 2017 condemns Pak-based Lashkar and Jaish as terror outfits

India has been sharing details of Pakistani terrorists forging links outside their country at various international platforms as part of a strategy to expose their global terror activities. And over the last one year, India has given evidence of Pakistani terror operatives active in various countries to their respective intelligence agencies as part of a strategy to launch a diplomatic offensive against Pakistan.

Sources say this strategy to build diplomatic pressure is one of the reasons that led to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed being condemned in the BRICS Summit being held in China.

While in many cases the information has been shared officially, there is also an unofficial channel for giving updates on those on the radar of Indian agencies.

Indian intelligence agencies are tracking many of these Pakistani terror suspects active in Europe, North America and South East Asia.

Government sources said the idea was to tell the world that Pakistani terrorists are a threat to the world and their activities are not limited to targeting India. Many globally active terrorists belonged to groups like LeT and JeM, Pakistani terror groups that have been targeting India.

Information on many of the Pakistani operatives striking alliance with ISIS and Al Qaida have also been shared with intelligence agencies of several countries, sources said.

“Activities of LeT and JeM terrorists outside Pakistan have been shared to establish their threat even in other countries,” said a government official.

There have been a series of arrests of Pakistanis in countries like Italy, Spain, France, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom on terror charges.

Officials tracking terror say with social media diminishing geographical boundaries terror operatives are more likely to strike alliances with international groups. “Islamic State or ISIS has already ensured that youths from different parts of the world come together for a common cause,” said a counter terror official.

Sources said pressure has been mounting on Pakistan from the international community to crack down on terror factories. India has also got support from the US to fight LeT and JeM through better cooperation. The subject was taken up during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country, and discussions were on Pakistan being the epicentre of terror in South Asia and how that was affecting peace in the region.

Declaring terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, which is active in Kashmir, as a foreign terrorist organisation and its Pakistan-based chief Syed Salahuddin a ‘global terrorist’ recently has also been a diplomatic victory for New Delhi in telling the world that Pakistan has been sponsoring terror against India.

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