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India asks Russia to tell Pak to rein in terror groups

New Delhi: India today asked Russia to tellPakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and support New Delhi in its effort to isolate Islamabad in international forums on the issue of terror.This
PTI September 08, 2015 0:09 IST
PTI

New Delhi: India today asked Russia to tellPakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and support New Delhi in its effort to isolate Islamabad in international forums on the issue of terror.

This was conveyed during a meeting between a Russian delegation headed by Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev and an Indian team headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The Indian side told the visiting Russian delegation that terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, which have been targeting India, operate from Pakistan's soil and Moscow should ask Islamabad during their bilateral meetings to dismantle all such groups, official sources said.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of reports of enhanceddiplomatic and military ties between Russia and Pakistan that include decision to hold joint military exercises by the two countries for the first time ever and Russia agreeing to sell military helicopters to Pakistan.

The Indian delegation also told the Russian side to help New Delhi to isolate Islamabad in the United Nations and other international forums on the issue of terror as Pakistan actively supports terrorists whotarget India.

Seeking cooperation in monitoring online terror activities by groups affiliated to ISIS, the Indian team sought Russia's cooperation in thwarting all such threats from groups that try to attract Indian youth to 'Jehadi' activities, sources said.

At least a dozen Indian youths have gone to Iraq-Syria to fight for ISIS while several others were prevented from travelling to the Middle-East ostensiblly to join ISIS.