Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat said that one has to isolate the states sponsoring terrorism and has to be taken to task
New Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, on Thursday(January 16) said that as long as there are states supporting terrorism, it will not come to an end.
"Terrorism is here to stay as long as there are states that sponsor terrorism and they are going to use terrorists as proxies, make weapons available to them, make funding for them, then we cannot control terrorism," Rawat said during a panel discussion at the Raisina Dialogue.
"The future of terrorism is going to be as dirty as conventional warfare. We might think that there would be a happy ending, but there won't be. So, if we think the war on terrorism is going to end, we are wrong," he added.
He further said that to put an end to terrorism around the globe, the isolation of those sponsoring terrorism was necessary.
"We have 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 the global war on terror. To do that you have to isolate the terrorists, anybody who is sponsoring terrorism has to be taken to task," Rawat said.
"Blacklisting by the FATF is one good measure. You have to do diplomatic isolation. Denial of terrorism, saying that they are victims will not work," he added.
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