Pakistan has made supporting terrorism its state policy: Doval

New Delhi: National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval said that supporting terrorism is the state policy of Pakistan. He was speaking at the national conference of the Chiefs of ATS and STFs of the States on Monday.

“If a criminal has the support of a state, it becomes a great challenge. Some of the states have mastered this, in our case Pakistan has made it as an instrument of its state policy,” said Ajit Doval.

“Here in India, it is the state-sponsored terrorism. They not only recruit, provide training, weapons, intelligence etc but they also give them the higher degree of deniability, and resources and technology due to which intelligence agencies are not able to figure them out, degrade them or find their tentacles,” said Doval.

“If a criminal gets the support of State then it becomes difficult to catch him suppose if police somewhere start supporting an underworld man,” he said. The accessibility of high-end technology to terrorists makes the collection of evidence very complex, he added.

“Further, the approach of the judiciary is to treat the terrorism cases at par with the ordinary crime, they apply the same benchmark,” said Doval.