Opinion | Why the nexus between Pakistan and terrorists persists
Pakistan’s terror-centred warfare has proved costlier for India than any past war on the country
Once again, an attack on India by a Pakistan-based terrorist group has raised the spectre of a major confrontation on the Indian subcontinent—and fuelled international pressure for Pakistan to take concrete action against the 22 United Nations-designated terrorist entities it hosts. But this time, the pressure is compounded by fury over attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists on the country’s other key neighbours, Iran and Afghanistan. Over the years, the footprints of many terrorist attacks in the West have been traced to Pakistan. The United States found Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ensconced in the town of Abbottabad. Other terrorist leaders captured since the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the US were also found living in Pakistan’s heartland.