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The United States on Thursday blamed Pakistan for strained relations with India and said that terror groups in Islamabad will continue to pose a “sustained threat” to US, India and Afghanistan.

This comes an unequivocal support to the India’s stand that Pakistan must stop supporting terror groups for any further bilateral talks to happen.

“Pakistani-based terrorist groups will present a sustained threat to the US interests in the region and continue to plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan,” said US’ National Intelligence director Daniel Coats before the Senate Select Committee on intelligence.

“The threat to US and the West from Pakistani-based terrorist groups will be persistent but diffuse. Plotting against the US homeland will be conducted on a more opportunistic basis or driven by individual members within these groups,” he said.

Coats also said that deterioration in relations between both the countries is a result of the terror attacks in Pathankot and Uri in 2016 by Pakistan terrorists.

“Islamabad’s failure to curb support to anti-India militants and New Delhi’s growing intolerance of this policy, coupled with a perceived lack of progress in Pakistan’s investigations into the January 2-16 Pathankot cross-border attack, set the stage for the deterioration of bilateral relations in 2016… They (India-Pak relations) might deteriorate further in 2017, especially in the event of another high-profile terrorist attack in India,” he told the US lawmakers’ committee.

“Easing of heightened Indo-Pak tension, including negotiations to renew official dialogue, will probably hinge in 2017 on a sharp and sustained reduction of cross-border attacks by terrorist groups based in Pakistan and progress in the Pathankot investigation,” said Coats.

Both India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads since last year’s Pathankot and Uri terror attacks and incessant LoC breach by the Pakistan troops. In a recent ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops killed two Indian jawans and mutilated their body.

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