Minister of State (MoS) for external affairs General VK Singh said that United States has designated Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a ‘Global Terrorist’ on India’s suggestion, ANI reported on Wednesday.

The minister said that on June 26, 2017, the United State designated Salahuddin as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.”

Salahuddin is the senior leader of the terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen and is responsible for carrying out several attacks in the Kashmir Valley. He has even vowed to turn the Valley “into a graveyard for Indian forces.”

On July 8, in an interview to Geo TV, Salahuddin admitted to carrying out terrorist attacks in India and claimed that he could target the country “at any time”.

“Till now our focus was on Indian occupation forces. All the operations that we have done or are underway, we focus only on the installations of these occupational forces,” he said.