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BJP wants Pak's ISI under 'global watch'

December 16, 2009 20:12 IST

Slamming Pakistan for failing to check terror groups operating from its soil against India, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday demanded that organisations like Pakistan's Inter State Intelligence be put under "international watch" and the US government be asked to stop extending financial aid to it as it was being misused.

"India should exhibit its diplomatic skills and create pressure at the international level to put the ISI under international watch," BJP president Rajnath Singh said, adding, the government there, the ISI and the terror groups are all linked to each other.

Addressing a function here, he said Pakistan was well aware that it cannot mount a direct offence against India and hence is supporting the terror groups clandestinely to foment trouble in India and destabilise it.

"In 2004, the National Democratic Alliance government created diplomatic pressure on Pakistan which led the then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf to commit that at no cost will he allow terror groups to operate from Pakistan soil. But he failed to live up to his promise," Singh said.

He said the United Progressive Alliance government should exhibit similar efforts at the diplomatic level and prevail upon the US to stop extending financial support to Pakistan, which is being misused.

"If India considers USA as a strategic partner after the Indo-US nuclear deal, then it should ask USA to stop extending financial assistance to Pakistan which is being used for funding terror activities," he said.
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