Reiterating its commitment to "stay the course" in Afghanistan, India told the UN Security Council that the main source of instability in the war-torn nation is terrorism and not ethnic rivalries.
The Secretary General's report "substantiates our view that it is terrorism, and not tribal differences or ethnic rivalries, which is the main source of insecurity and instability in Afghanistan," India's Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji said at the Security Council debate on United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) here on Monday.
He said that the terrorist groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), are active despite efforts of the valiant personnel of the Afghan National Security Forces and the international coalition forces.
"It is obvious that their activity cannot be sustained without systematic state support from beyond Afghanistan's borders," Mukerji said adding that reports indicate these groups are mutating into more virulent forms, in a region already impacted by terrorism.
"The Council must act against this threat with a sense of urgency," Mukerji said. He said it is a critical decade of transformation for Afghanistan and reiterated India's commitment to "stay the
course" in the war-raveged country.

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