US Talks Tough on Pakistan, Says 'Another Terrorist Attack on India Will Be Extremely Problematic'

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Washington, March 21: The United States of America has warned Pakistan to take action against terrorism. The US has asked Pakistan to take sustained and irreversible action against the terrorists, while warning them that another terrorist attack on India will prove to be “extremely problematic”. The statement was made by a senior White House administration official on Wednesday. US Seeks Information on Potential Misuse of F-16 by Pakistan.

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“We need to see Pakistan taking concrete and sustained action to reign in the terrorist groups, mainly the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba in order to ensure that we don’t have re-escalation (of tension) in the region,” the official said, reported PTI, adding, "And, if there’s any additional terrorist attack without Pakistan having made a sustained, sincere effort against these groups, it would be extremely problematic for Pakistan and it would cause re-escalation of tensions, which is dangerous for both countries."

On being asked about the action taken by Pakistan in the aftermath of pre-emptive Balakot air strikes and pressure by the international community, the official said the US and others want to see “irreversible and sustained” actions against terrorist organisations. Top US General Warns Against China's 'Predatory Economics', Cites Pakistan's Debt-Laden Relationship.

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"We need to see irreversible action because in the past, what we’ve seen is they made some arrests and then a few months later, they released these individuals. The terrorist leaders are sometimes still allowed to travel around the country, hold rallies,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the tension between Indian and Pakistan have de-escalated but the armies of both the nation are still on high alert. During the heights of a crisis on February 26 to 28, after IAF air strikes, the US was in continuous contact with both the countries to deescalate tensions. (With PTI Inputs)