India’s inability to designate the Haqqani brothers as terrorists because of a lacuna in Indian terror laws is turning into a thorny issue for the US, which has complied with almost all Indian requests on terror designations.
The US has designated 13 LeT individuals this year alone, taking the overall tally to 40, over and above the banning of frontal organisations, including the political front of LeT, Milli Muslim League, ahead of the Pakistan elections.
ET has reliably gathered that Washington has now asked New Delhi to expedite its internal processes so that a similar framework of designations is possible here. The US argument is that terror designations must be as specific as possible to be effective. Read More