Cornering Pakistan on its aiding terror diplomacy, both Indian and Japan Prime Minister’s questioned its stand. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe called on Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks.
The two leaders strongly condemned the growing threat of terrorism and its universal reach during their formal summit in Tokyo. “They called upon Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, including those of November 2008 in Mumbai and January 2016 in Pathankot,” according to the India-Japan Vision Statement issued after the two leaders held two days of summit talks, last evening.
It specifically pointed out that 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks, killing 166 people and injuring more than 300 in November, 2008. India has expressed concern to Pakistan over allowing Mumbai attack mastermind and Jammat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed to roam freely in the country and has demanded bringing him to justice.
India blames the Pakistan Army for supporting the “non-state actors”, who had carried out the January 2-4 terror attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab.
Six terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) crossed over from Pakistan to India and carried out the attack, killing seven security personnel and a civilian before being gunned down.
The two leaders called on all countries to work towards rooting out terrorist safe havens and infrastructure, disrupting terrorist networks and financing channels and halting cross-border movement of terrorists.
They underlined the need for all countries to ensure that their territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries in any manner, the statement said.
Modi and Abe reaffirmed their shared commitment to the total elimination of nuclear weapons and remained resolute in the task of strengthening international cooperation to address the challenges of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism, it said.