This week in newsinfrance.com News Network’s special program Shaurya Path, we wanted to know from Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd.) that Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu is sitting in America and giving threats to India. After all, what is the treatment for such elements? In response to this he said that its solution would be found only through law but the law says that there should not be any kind of duplicity. He said that America, which is talking big today, should see that if Pannu had been sitting in India and talking about blowing up the US Parliament, then what would have been Washington’s reaction? He said that no country will tolerate any kind of attack on its sovereignty, integrity, constitution and parliament and America’s silence on the kind of actions Pannu is continuously making and provocative statements raises many big questions. . He said that America should arrest Pannu, who is making unrestrained statements against India, and hand him over to the Indian government to face the cases registered in India.
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd) said that as far as the tension in relations between India and America regarding this issue is concerned, it is clearly visible. He said the White House, the official residence and office of the US President, has said that India is a strategic partner of the US and has appealed to New Delhi to hold accountable those responsible for the conspiracy to inate an American Sikh separatist leader. . He told that America’s national security spokesperson John Kirby has said that India is a strategic partner. We are further deepening this strategic partnership. It is a member of the Quad in the Pacific. We are working closely with them on many matters and we want it to continue like this. At the same time, we definitely understand the seriousness of these allegations. He said that Kirby, while answering a question related to the impact of this alleged conspiracy on the bilateral relations between India and America, said that we want it to be thoroughly investigated and those responsible for it should be held properly accountable. .
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd) said that as far as India’s stand is concerned, it has been made clear by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in the Parliament also. He said that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has told in the Rajya Sabha that India has constituted an inquiry committee to look into the information received from America as it is an issue related to the national security of the country. He told that Jaishankar said in the Rajya Sabha that as far as America is concerned, some information was given to us as part of our security cooperation with America. That information is of concern to us because they relate to the nexus of organized crime, smuggling etc. He said that the External Affairs Minister said that because it has an impact on our own national security, it was decided to investigate the matter and an inquiry committee was constituted.
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi ji (Retd) said that apart from this, recently a top National Security Advisor to US President Joe Biden had come to New Delhi for talks on various bilateral matters including allegations related to the attempt to inate a Sikh separatist leader. He said that in this regard, the White House has informed that Principal Deputy National Security Advisor John Finer met with India’s Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri to review the progress made in the ambitious US-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (ICET). Led a delegation to New Delhi on December 4. He said US Principal Deputy National Security Advisor John Finer had met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval separately and discussed various bilateral and global issues. He said that Pannu issue is on one side but both the countries are also working towards deepening their bilateral relations.