The latest anti-Indian tirade of the militant group, which has carried out a number of suicide attacks against security forces in J&K, came at its just-concluded training convention at Muridke in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
The group was emboldened by the 'soft approach' of the United States and other Western countries against them, sources in New Delhi said on Tuesday.
While the US decided not to include the outfit in the list of designated terrorist organisations, Britain has already declared it a terrorist organisation.
The latest Union home ministry report suggested that Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) was trying to step up violence in J&K through various militant groups with the focus on 'demonstrative actions' to demoralise the security forces and create a communal divide in the country with the help of foreign mercenaries.
Reports claimed that more than 100,000 people attended the LeT convention. Hundreds of militants, including cavalry contingents, armed with sophisticated weapons guarded the venue.
The Pakistan government ordered closure of several markets in the surrounding areas and Muridke was sealed to prevent any untoward incident.
Amir of Markazi Daawal Irshad (MDI) Hafiz Mohd Saeed described the recent offer of talks by the Indian government, as a 'deceit.' He said the Kashmir issue could not be solved through talks.
He warned the Musharraf government not to take any dictation on Pakistan's nuclear programme from the US.
The Let is operating eight training camps in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir under the MDI.
In his wireless address to the convention, Abdul Makki, in-charge of the LeT's operations in the Valley, said that militants would storm Indian army camps. They would remain steadfast in the battlefield and rest only after India is pushed out of Kashmir.
Former information minister Mushahid Hussain and Ejaz-ul-haq, son of Gen Zia-ul-Haq, were prominent invitees at the convention.
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