US-India 2+2 dialogue: Washington agrees help India track down Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed

In a major diplomatic breakthrough, the United States has agreed to help India in tracking down Dawood Ibrahim, the underworld don who is prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. The two countries on Thursday also signed the crucial ‘Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ agreement and discussed key issues, including cross-border terrorism, India’s NSG bid and the contentious H1B visa issue.

The crucial meeting was held on Thursday between External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the two sides urged Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries. They also urged Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai, Pathankot, Uri and other cross-border terrorist attacks. The US also agreed to exert pressure on Pakistan to rein in various terror outfits on its soil and dismantle their networks. Earlier this week, the Pentagon had sought the US Congress to reprogram $300 million of its Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan because of Pakistan’s failure to act decisively in support of the US South Asia Strategy.

The US also shared concerns that despite evidence of his role in terror activities, Pakistan continues to provide shelter to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. Saeed was declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014 and carries a reward of USD 10 million on his head.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

A joint statement issued after the meeting said, “The ministers announced their intent to increase information-sharing efforts on known or suspected terrorists and to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2396 on returning foreign terrorist fighters.”

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Statue of all ironies: Pritish Nandy uses example of fake news to spread fake news

Pritish Nandy shared a fake image which was earlier shared by Youth Congress leader

West Bengal: TMC workers ‘purify’ the ground with Gangajal and cow dung after BJP holds a rally in Cooch Behar

TMC workers sprinkled Gangajal after applying cow dung on the ground where the rally was held.

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image

2018 Assembly Elections: Here are the BJP internal survey numbers

The final results of all states are to be released on 11th December.
Image Source: Zee News

Sidhu knew of the opening before Imran Khan was sworn in, Kartarpur a bigger conspiracy by ISI: Captain Amarinder Singh

Pakistan General Bajwa had revealed the Kartarpur corridor news to Navjot Singh Sidhu even before Imran Khan was sworn in as their PM, Punjab CM Singh indicated “a bigger conspiracy" hatched by the Pak Army.

Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi party leader detained after being caught on camera assaulting BJP spokesperson

Political leaders who are the so-called representatives of our country have often been seen indulging in such pettiness

Raghuram Rajan backed yet-to-be functional Krea University among 19 new institutes to get ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag

The earlier list which featured yet-to-be-functional Jio Institute was announced, the HRD ministry was mercilessly mocked
Vijay Mallya to be extradited

Big victory for India: UK court orders Vijay Mallya’s extradition who is wanted in India for a Rs. 9000 crore scam

The liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, is wanted in India in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs. 9000 crores and is to be extradited to India.

After stopping BJP’s rath yatra, West Bengal government allows Hindu-hater Bangladeshi Maulana to address meetings in the state

BJP's rath yatra banned, Bangladeshi Islamic preacher welcomed in West Bengal

25 Lakh fake beneficiaries found in Anganwadis of UP, Maharashtra and Assam

The Ministry of Women and Child Development had ordered the survey of Anganwadi Schemes after the crackdown of Assam government on ghost beneficiaries.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,515FansLike
97,329FollowersFollow
6,059SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these