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India doubts Pakistan's intention to fight terrorism, says Rajnath Singh

ANI  |  Chandigarh(Punjab)[India] 

Addressing a 'Regional Editors Conference' here on Monday, Union Home Minister said that if is serious about fighting terror, then is ready to help them eradicate it, but added that he had doubts about Islamabad's intention to fight mushrooming in its own backyard.

"has forgotten the difference between terrorists and freedom fighters. in is mostly sponsored from across the border...If is serious about fighting terror then we are ready to help them eradicate terror, but their intention is not that," Singh said, referring clearly to the September 18 Uri terror attack.

"Cyber crime is also a major challenge and we are working towards tackling it, as the Security Council has taken it up," he added

To safeguard against cross-border terror, Singh asserted that the international border with Pakistan will be sealed by December 2018.

"We have also strengthened India's coastal security post the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Our security agencies are better prepared today. We have (also) stepped up vigil in the North Eastern region alongside the international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar," he added.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 13:35 IST