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‘We’re not going to …’: US on reports of India conducting ‘targeted killings’ in Pakistan | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The United States on Monday said that it has been following reports alleging India’s involvement in targeted killings in Pakistan but declined to comment on the accusations.
When asked about Pakistan’s accusations against India, US state department spokesperson Matthew Miller stated,”so we have been following the media reports about this issue.We don’t have any comment on the underlying allegations. But of course, while we’re not going to get in the middle of this situation, we encourage both sides to avoid escalation and find a resolution through dialogue.”
India has firmly rebutted claims of orchestrating assassinations in Pakistan, describing them as “false and malicious anti-India propaganda.” This response comes in light of allegations that the Indian government, through the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), has been involved in nearly 20 killings in Pakistan since 2020.
According to a report in UK paper the Guardian, citing Indian and Pakistani intelligence officials, that these actions were part of an emboldened approach to eliminate terrorists on foreign soil, including targeting Sikh separatists within the Khalistan movement.
The allegations pointed towards a strategy initiated post the Pulwama attack in 2019, aiming to neutralize threats before they materialize. According to two Indian intelligence officers, the shift to targeting dissidents abroad was influenced by global intelligence practices, drawing parallels with Mossad and the KGB.
However, the ministry of external affairs has categorically denied these claims, reinforcing a previous statement by foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, that targeted killings abroad do not align with the government of India’s policy, the Guardian report claimed.

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