NEW DELHI (AFP) India has slammed Pakistan over reported links between Islam-abads premier intelligence agency and the Afghan Taliban that were revealed in the recent leak of secret Pentagon files. Sponsorship of terrorism, as an instrument of policy, is wholly condemnable and must cease forthwith, an Indian foreign ministry spokesman said late Tuesday. The utilisation of territory under Pakistans control to provide sanctuaries for recruiting and sustaining terrorist groups, and to direct terrorist activity against neighbours, must stop, the spokesman said. Pakistan must not allow its territory to be used as a base for militancy if our region is to attain its full potential for peaceful development, he added.