Fight terror in abstract idea, do so by taking terrorists weapon: Ajit Doval


New Delhi: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Monday stressed the need to fight the ideology of terrorists to defeat them.

“Terrorism is nothing new. To fight terror is an abstract idea. You don’t fight terror. You do so by degrading terrorists and that is done by taking his weapon, their concept,” NSA Doval said at an event of the National Investigation Agency on Monday.

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With Home Minister Amit Shah not present, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval spoke at the national conference of chiefs of Anti-Terrorism Squad/Special Task Force in New Delhi on Monday.

At the NIA event, Ajit Doval said terrorists can be defeated by finding out answers to questions about their background, source of funds, weapons and if they are being supported by other countries.

The NIA, meanwhile, has issued an alert to states and Union Territories over terror attack. The agency said they have shared the names of 125 suspects with other agencies.

The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has increased its activities in Bihar, Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka, said NIA DG Yogesh Chander Modi.

The NIA event also claimed to have unearthed a Khalistani terror plot. “There have been continuous efforts from across the border to revive terror activities in Punjab. Sixteen arrested for targeted killings in eight cases. Khalistan Liberation Force was found to be involved. Funds from UK, Italy, France, and Australia were sent for this,” NIA IG Alok Mittal said.