New Delhi: India on Tuesday said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent act of glorifying al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden as a “martyr” was a “chilling reminder of the patronage that the international terrorists receive” in his country.
Therefore, Pakistan’s “ludicrous statement claiming credit for elimination of Al Qaeda is indeed ironic”, India added.
The comments were made at a webinar organised by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism. Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary Mahaveer Singhvi, who led the Indian delegation at the meeting, accused Pakistan of sheltering and supporting terrorists, and of peddling a false narrative on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
India claimed that Pakistan’s role as the “epicentre of terrorism” has been well documented by international organisations including the United Nations and the Financial Action Task Force.