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Afghan envoy applauds India counter terrorism action

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 17:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 30 (ANI): Afghanistan's Ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali on Friday applauded New Delhi for ordering counter terrorism operations across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday and Thursday.

"I applaud Prime Minister Modi for his boldness and his seriousness to fight terrorism more effectively, and all other countries should support him, so that we can be free from terrorism," Abdali said.

Condemning the countries giving refuge and support to terrorist organisations, the Afghan envoy said should be should be dealt with strongly and taken out from wherever they exist.

On Islamabad's consistent rejection of the charge that it was harboring terrorists, Abdali said "Deniability has a limit. This cannot be denied if there are facts on the ground on how they exist and how they operationalise there activities."

Abdali's comment came a day after India's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh yesterday said the Indian Army had conducted surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) which were ready to carry out terrorist strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and various other metros.

Lt. Gen. Singh said the Indian Army operation was basically focussed on ensuring that terrorists do not succeed in infiltration and carry out destruction.

Lt. Gen. Singh further said that he spoke with the Pakistani DGMO and expressed New Delhi's concern and meanwhile, shared information over the operation conducted by the Indian Army.

Elucidating the involvement of Pakistan in the recent infiltration bids and terrorist strikes, the DGMO said the captured terrorists have confessed that they were trained by the Asian neighbour. (ANI)

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