India has welcomed the United States government’s decision to label three Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists”, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.
“The announcement vindicates India’s consistent stand that internationally designated terrorist groups and individuals, including LeT and its front, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation [FIF], continue to operate from and raise financial resources with impunity in Pakistan, and use territories under its control for carrying out cross-border terrorism in India and elsewhere in South Asia,” the MEA said in a statement.
On Tuesday, the US Departments of State and Treasury designated three Pakistanis linked to the LeT, the outfit responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack, as global terrorists to shut down the militant group’s financial network and curtail its ability to raise funds to carry out violent terrorist attacks.
LeT commander Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil was named as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) by the Department of State. Separately, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office…