US intel chief warns of more Pak-sponsored attacks in India

As the nation braces with the outcome of recent terror attacks and contemplating to retaliate, the United States Intelligence chief has warned that Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India.

The revelation might be disturbing as more terror strikes in India would surely put pressure on Indian government to retaliate or take some other concrete steps.

On the US side, the comments were made by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats were noted as significant as it came days after Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan military camp in Jammu.

The intel officer said that Pakistan would continue to work against the interests of United States by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities while also maintaining its ties to militants and drawing closer to China.

US intel officer Coats said this during the hearing on ‘Worldwide Threat Assessment’ of the US intelligence community.

He said Pakistan’s perception of its eroding position relative to India, reinforced by endemic economic weakness and domestic security issues, almost certainly will exacerbate long-held fears of isolation and drive Islamabad’s pursuit of actions that run counter to US goals for the region.

Relations between India and Pakistan are likely to remain tense with continued violence on the Line of Control and the risk of escalation if there is another high-profile terrorist attack in India, Coats said.

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