India Says Extremist Forces Growing in Pakistan

India’s national security adviser said Sunday that “religious extremist forces” were growing in Pakistan’s government, a day after the tit-for-tat expulsions of the South Asian rivals’ top diplomats.

In a thinly veiled reference to India’s neighbor, Brajesh Mishra said the international coalition against terrorism “contains members who are part of the problem” and could not be long-term allies in the battle. Mishra said there was essentially no difference between militants across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border from those behind the “cross-border terrorism” in Indian Kashmir. “If the perpetrators of the latter are different from the al Qaeda groups… it is only in their names and bank account numbers — not in their ideology, objectives or sponsors,” he told a security conference in the German city of Munich. Full Story

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