Pak-backed militant groups feared to continue attacks in India: US Intel Chief


    Washington, Feb 14 : Director of US National Intelligence, Dan Coats, has warned that there was fear of Pakistan-supported militant groups continuing to carry out attacks inside India.

    Mr Coates told this in his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday.
    He said such a situation would lead to the escalation of tension between the two neighbours.

    Mr Coats’ remarks have come a few days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militants struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu¬†on Saturday, killing seven people including six soldiers.

    He said Pakistan will continue to threaten US interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties with the militants, restricting counter-terrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China.