Important to dismantle support infrastructure of terrorist organisations: India

NEW YORK: It is incumbent to dismantle the support infrastructure of terrorist organisations as their access to funds, finances and technology enables them to carry out attacks with “impunity”, India has said as it called for making the UN counter-terrorism mechanism efficient in listing terrorists and their outfits.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s remarks came at the 9th IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) Trilateral Ministerial Commission meeting held Thursday on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

“Terrorism, non-state actors, and illicit financial flows undermine the very cause of development and prosperity. Terrorist organizations use sophisticated equipment, weapons, and ammunitions that are financed through illicit and illegitimate sources,” she said.

“Allowing them access to funds, finances, information, weapons, and technology enables them to carry out attacks with impunity. It is incumbent therefore to dismantle their support infrastructure,” she said. (AGENCIES)