Hudson Institute’s South and Central Asia Program just lately assembled a bunch of South Asia specialists to guage the fifty-five interlinked Kashmiri and Khalistani groups presently working inside the United States and the likelihood that these groups obtain funding, assist, and navy coaching from Pakistan, have ties to militant and terrorist groups in India, and will detrimentally impression US international coverage in South Asia, based on a report revealed within the Institute’s portal.
The actions of Khalistani groups positioned in North America ought to be investigated, inside the limits prescribed by regulation, to forestall a reoccurrence of the violence orchestrated by the Khalistan motion within the Eighties, instructed the Hudson Institute.
During that interval, together with quite a few assaults on civilians, the Khalistan motion was linked to the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 from Montreal to London that left 329 lifeless and the failed bombing of an Air India jet in Tokyo on the identical day, based on the report.
The US authorities has proven reluctance to behave on intelligence from India regarding Pakistan-supported Khalistan militancy, largely as a consequence of Pakistan’s position because the artery offering logistical assist to the US navy mission in Afghanistan following 9/11, alleged the report. Compounding the difficulty, China has blocked the designation of Pakistan-based terrorists beneath the United States’ terrorist-designation course of inside the United Nations Security Council, based on the Institute.
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