Modi’s attack on Pak, says One nation in South Asia spreading terror : In a strong attack on Pakistan at the G20 summit, on Monday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said one single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror as he asserted that those who sponsor the menace must be isolated and sanctioned, not rewarded.
In an apparent reference to Pakistan, PM Modi said that Indeed one single nation in South Asia is spreading these agents of terror in countries of our region.
During the concluding session of the meeting of the world’s 20 strong economies, Modi said in his intervention that we expect the international community to act and speak in unity, and to respond with urgency to fight this menace. Those who support and sponsor terrorism must be sanctioned and isolated, not rewarded.
Further, Modi said that growing forces of violence and terror pose a fundamental challenge. There are some nations that use it as an instrument of state policy. India has a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism. Because anything less than that is not enough.
Modi asserted that for us a terrorist is a terrorist. The remarks of Modi came a day after India called on other BRICS members to increase joint efforts to fight terrorism.
In his address to the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa(BRICS) Leaders Meeting here, the Prime Minister had said that terrorists in South Asia, or anywhere in the world for that matter, do not own banks or weapons factories.
The comments of Modi at G20 summit come against the backdrop of escalating war of words between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the continuing violence in the Kashmir Valley that broke out on 8th July 2016 after terrorist Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani was killed by security forces.
PM Modi met President of Argentina Mauricio Macri in his last bilateral meeting of the day and invited him to India.
MEA spokes person – Vikas Swarup said that PM Modi said he would like to personally take him to Mahatma Gandhi’s birth place, for whom President Macri has always had a special place in his heart.
Macri thanked Modi for the invitation. Further, Macri recalled his two previous visits to India, as a Mayor and as a tourist.
PM Modi thanked Macri for the strong support of Argentina for India’s NSG membership.
Macri said that Argentina was keen to support the nuclear energy needs of India and stressed on the need to diversify the export of Argentina to India while inviting Indian companies to participate in the exploration of shale gas reserves in Argentina.
They also discussed India’s draft for a Bilateral Investment Treaty and agreed to expand cooperation in areas such as hydro-carbons, solar energy, mining and agriculture. Modi also congratulated Argentina on being the next host of G20 summit.