As Pakistan and India are struggling to stop terrorism within their states, a JOINT ACTION to Stop the same, will be more effective and why these two nations don't realise this ?
Well, in Ind, you have an independent civilian govt, a professional frontlines only armed force, and decisions of the country are not handled to armed force....and Army Intelligence is a self defense / Yugoslav partisan outfit modeled one. Only assists in Army directed roles.
But in Pak, the equivalent- the ISI- are a parallel quasi political outfit IN ADDITION to a para commando like outfit.
Put it this way, in the 80s, they were doling out $2,000-$5000 per month (read declassified intel) PER MONTH to block the stabilization of Afghanistan (just prior to its integration as an SSR) on behalf of US....Their then collab w/ CIA paid HUGE dividents.
Now, the equations have changed. So as far as "terrorist outfits" in Pakistan goes, it's mor of a "didn't see. didn't tell" policy on terrorist outfit like LeT is that they form the ARMED FORCES EXTENT of the ISI.
In India, wel ...more