Several American experts have told a powerful Congressional panel that Pakistan, since the last five decades, had been using terrorists as a strategic tool against India to achieve its goals in Kashmir.
Testifying before a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on “Afghanistan and Pakistan: Understanding and Engaging Regional Stakeholders,” experts told lawmakers that this dangerous policy of Pakistan using terrorists against India needs to be ended.
They also observed that such a policy now seems to have backfired as the same terrorists and extremists groups, who had been trained to fight India, have gone against the Pakistani establishment as reflected in the series of terrorist attacks in Lahore recently, including the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.
Wendy Chamberlin, president of the prestigious Middle East Institute and former U.S.Ambassador to Pakistan said that over the last many years Pakistan had been covertly supporting Kashmir terrorist groups to harass India in Kashmir.
Chamberlin added that Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, like Al Qaeda, had been involved in the horrific Mumbai 26/11 attacks.