Pak not closing 42 terror camps: India

VASCO: India today said 42 militant training camps were operating in Pakistan and accused the country’s government of making little effort to close them.

The accusation came after

the foreign secretaries of India

and Pakistan met last month for the first official talks since the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, which India blames on Pakistani militants.

“There are 42 terror camps in Pakistan (and) all the terrorist camps are active,” Defence Minister AK Antony said at a military function in Goa state. “Pakistan has not taken serious steps to destroy these terror camps,” he said.

India blames the Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)

for the Mumbai attacks, which left

166 people dead and another

300 injured. It also suspects Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI, of supporting anti-India militants.

The recent talks between the

rival nations resulted only in a

promise that both sides would stay in communication.