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US won’t get into remarks by PM, Rajnath on killings in Pakistan | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Refusing to get into remarks by PM Modi and defence minister Rajnath Singh on killings of terrorists in Pakistan, the US said it encourages India and Pakistan to avoid any escalation and find a resolution through dialogue.
“The United States is not going to get into the middle of this, but we do encourage both India and Pakistan to avoid escalation and find a resolution through dialogue,” state department spokesperson Matthew Miller said at a news conference Tuesday.
Pakistan has alleged involvement of Indian authorities in operations on its soil to eliminate terrorists. Miller said the US will not get involved in the matter, when asked if comments by Modi and Singh can be seen as “confessions” about the killing of a pro-Khalistan leader in Canada, the alleged murder-for-hire plot in the US and killings in Pakistan.
Asked why the US has not considered sanctions on India over the matter, Miller said, “I am never going to preview any sanctions actions, which is not to say that there are any coming. But when you ask me to talk about sanctions, it’s something that we don’t discuss openly.”
On April 11, according to a report by ANI, PM Modi said that in the 10 years of BJP govt at the Centre, “terrorists are being killed in their own homes”.
Earlier this month, Singh, referring to New Delhi’s assertive approach to dealing with cross-border terrorism, had said if terrorists try to disturb peace in India or carry out terror activities, a befitting response will be given, and if they run away to Pakistan, India will enter the neighbouring country to kill them.

The defence minister was responding to a question on a report by British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ that claimed Indian intelligence agencies carried out assassinations of terrorists in Pakistan as part of an emboldened approach to national security after 2019.

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