US Reacts To Washington Post’s India Claim In Terrorist Pannun Killing

US Reacts To Washington Post’s India Claim In Terrorist Pannun Killing


The United States is “regularly working” with India in its investigation into the allegations related to the plot to assassinate Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US State Department official has said.

The remarks by US State Department Principal Deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel came after The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, named a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer in connection with the alleged plot to kill Pannun on American soil last year.

India on Tuesday strongly rejected the claims, saying that the report made “unwarranted and unsubstantiated” imputations on a serious matter and that an investigation into the case was underway.

Addressing his daily news conference on Tuesday, Mr Patel said, “We continue to expect accountability from the Government of India based on the results of the Indian inquiry committee’s work, and we are regularly working with them and enquiring for additional updates.”

“We’ll also continue to raise our concerns directly with the Indian Government at senior levels, but beyond that, I’m not going to parse into this further and will defer to the Department of Justice,” Mr Patel said when asked about The Washington Post report, which identified the RAW officer as Vikram Yadav and alleged that he was involved in the plot to assassinate Pannun.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal on Tuesday slammed the report by the US daily.

“The report in question makes unwarranted and unsubstantiated imputations on a serious matter,” he said in New Delhi.

Mr Jaiswal said a high-level inquiry committee set up by New Delhi to look into inputs provided by the US on the alleged plot was still probing the case.

“There is an ongoing investigation of the high-level committee set up by the Government of India to look into the security concerns shared by the US government on networks of organised criminals, terrorists and others,” he said.

“Speculative and irresponsible comments on it are not helpful,” Mr Jaiswal added.

In November last year, US federal prosecutors charged Indian national Nikhil Gupta with working with an Indian government employee in the foiled plot to kill Pannun.

Pannun, wanted in India on terror charges, holds dual citizenship of the US and Canada. He has been designated as a terrorist by the Union home ministry under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The allegations about the failed plot to kill Pannun came to the fore weeks after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed in September last year of a “potential” involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18 in British Columbia.

India had strongly rejected the charges.

On December 7, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in Parliament that India instituted an inquiry committee to look into the inputs received from the US in the Pannun case as the matter has a bearing on national security.
 
Why do I have to see the face of this idiotic looking man. He looks subhuman take him away please god.
 
Reopen purulia arms drop case and check involvement of UK and USA hand. Afterall some UK pilot was prematurely released by Indian govt without much sense.
 
Yes we will kill him so what , let them make noise , but we will kill him , wherever our enemy is ,he should think he is not safe and whoever is giving him shelter thy should also understand this
 
Indian Jonah Hill (ie Vedant Patel) is grade A troll. love this fella. everytime they try to malign India he gives it back to them.
 
Indian RAW is now officially more powerfull than CIA. Good news for today.
 
Who made WAPO a mouth piece for US? or NY times? These fake for hire writers will spin a yarn for anyone who pays them. Useless and unbelievable. India needs to up its own narrative on several platforms and max it out.
 
Indian RAW is now officially more powerfull than CIA. Good news for today.
Never say such things. The US probably knows more about India than Indians themselves. If Pakis have Indian politicians working for them and many spies....what about US? They have bigger pockets and more high tech gear.
They both do what is good for their countries. India has to up its game and do what MUST be done. Because US obviously does NOT care for India even though they make appropriate noises.
 
Pannun is a tool - like a hammer for the CIA. When someone hears a vase breaking the teen hides his hammer and acts cool. But when it is time to nail something, or kill someone, the tool comes out of hiding. As long as the bonhomie continues, knowledge about the hidden hammer is a cost we have to pay. Aware but aloof.

Now if the hammer is established as a murder weapon, killer could make it vanish without a trace as well lol.
 
Is this a someone paid story keep popping up from time to time?
Nothing secret, like information in judicial documents, gets leaked to the press, and stay leaked without the blessing of samosa uncle. Officially they are unable to pressure India, this is just a round about way of - "i cant say, so you say it for me" type thing with their press
 
Never say such things. The US probably knows more about India than Indians themselves. If Pakis have Indian politicians working for them and many spies....what about US? They have bigger pockets and more high tech gear.
They both do what is good for their countries. India has to up its game and do what MUST be done. Because US obviously does NOT care for India even though they make appropriate noises.
Let USA first understand what is happening in it's own country. As such, they are already doing unethical unally type of things. So we couldn't care less.
 
Washington (Com)Post, a once fine paper -- but deteriorated rapidly after Jack Anderson retired. Still, as of 2000, it had some credibility -- such as for its admission that Clinton's "surpli" were due mostly to Enronesque bookkeeping of US federal budget.

After being purchased by Amazon's Bezos, it's less reliable than the average "yellow".
 
Raw is always a pappu infront of CIA/MI6/NSA
I don't think CIA/NSA thinks of RAW that way. But any which way we see it, it is RAW ki Jai. We are successfull with letting out cats in middle of pigeons.
 

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