Anti-Indian Terrorists Groups Operative in PoK under Pak Patronage: BBC

A report by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has backed Defence Minister AK Antony’s claim that 42 terror training camps were still operative in Pakistan, reported ANI.

Report said that militant training camps are once again being established in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and recruitment was also on the rise in the Punjab province.

“It looks evident now that the Kashmiri militant groups are once again working under the ‘patronage of the Pakistani establishment agencies’,” the BBC was quoted as reporting.

The report noted that after 9/11 in the US, Indian and Pakistan made an attempt to develop peace between them and it was widely believed that Islamabad would stop supporting militancy as it sought better relations with its ‘nuclear-armed neighbour.

“But this has changed once again. Since 2009, militant activity has been on the rise in the Kashmir region. The Pakistani government denies any knowledge of Kashmir militant groups increasing their activities and says the militant groups in Kashmir are operating on their own,” the report said.

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