India's national security advisor says terrorist attacks by Pakistan-based militant groups on Indian soil are on the rise. M. K. Narayanan told the private Times Now television network Islamabad must do more to check terrorism emanating from its territory.
The Indian official said separatists are spreading their attacks outside the disputed Kashmir region, and that their targets are becoming increasingly high profile. New Delhi says Kashmiri rebels cross over to the Pakistani zone to undergo arms training and carry out attacks in the Indian-ruled part of the Himalayan region.
Pakistan denies the charge. Muslim separatists have been fighting for Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. The violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives.