Gen Bipin Rawat suggests 'only way to end terrorism'
New Delhi : Terrorism will stay in the world as long as terrorist outfits will keep getting sponsors and hideouts in several nations. The only way to end it is taking America's approach after 9/11 to counter-attack terrorists.
"Terrorism is here to stay so long as there are going to be states that are going to sponsor terrorism and they are going to use terrorists as proxies, make weapons available to them, make funding for them, then we can't control terrorism," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
"We've to bring an end to terrorism and that can only happen the way Americans started after 9/11. They said let's go on a spree on global war on terror. To do that you have to isolate the terrorists. Anybody who is sponsoring terrorism has to be taken to task," General Rawat said at an event in New Delhi.
"Any country which is sponsoring terrorism has to be taken to task. I feel one of the measures adopted is of blacklisting by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is one good measure. Diplomatic isolation, you have to do this," he added.
Though he did not mention that his words are aimed towards Pakistan, but the tough stand of India towards the neighbouring nation hints that it can be a warning to Islamabad. For long, India has been accusing Pakistan of providing shelter to the terrorists.
Bipin Rawat has taken over the post of India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on January 1.