Indian government yet to be convinced by Pakistan's tough talk on terror

Pakistan is attempting to put on a brave face against terrorism in its backyard but India is still not sure whether its neighbour is serious or is just posturing for the international audience. Top government sources said that Indian government is keeping a close watch on the proceedings as Pakistani army and government has made a lot of noise about terrorism that is close to India's stand.


"The new Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has just taken over and there is still a lot to be done before we are convinced," a senior official said. Soon after taking over as the Army Chief, Bajwa removed the chief of notorious intelligence agency ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar and shunted him out as the head of the National Defence University.

Akhtar was seen as a hardliner against India and was believed to have been working towards strengthening anti-India terrorist groups.


Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz last week admitted that their government was presented with only "insufficient evidence" on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is under detention in Pakistani captivity.

However, the Pakistan Army establishment later played down the comments by former Aziz. India has been strongly denying the allegation that Jadhav was an Indian spy and has asked Pakistan to release the ex-Indian Navy officer. The government sources dealing with the issue of talks between India and Pakistan said India would continue to adopt an aggressive stance on terrorism


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