PM Modi Says : 'One single nation in South Asia” spreading terrorism in the region. - Celebania


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Tuesday 6 September 2016

PM Modi Says : 'One single nation in South Asia” spreading terrorism in the region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day at the G20 Summit in China, raised the issue of terrorism. Without naming Pakistan, he said some nations used terrorism as “an instrument of state policy” and that “one single nation in South Asia” was spreading terrorism in the region.

"Growing forces of violence and terror pose a fundamental challenge. There are some nations that use it as an instrument of state policy," said Modi during the final session of the G20 Summit.

The PM, during his intervention in the last session of the G20, raised the issue forcefully and pressed on the global community to address the urgency of the problem. Modi called on the leaders present to “isolate and sanction supporters of terrorism”.

Modi reiterated India’s position of having a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and added that “anything less than that is not enough”.

He also held meetings with a number of world leaders. He met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with whom he discussed the issue of India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Apart from China, which received major flak from India, Turkey had also opposed India’s NSG bid. Despite the fiasco in Seoul, India is still pressing hard and hoping that its NSG bid can come through by the year-end.

In a brief “pull aside” with French President Francois Holland, the PM raised the leak of sensitive data related to Scorpene Class submarines. In a media briefing in Hangzhou during the day, an official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that the topic was discussed between the two leaders.

The PM also met British Prime Minister Theresa May and assured her that even after Brexit, the United Kingdom remained an important partner for India. It was his first interaction with the new British premier. May expressed support for various programmes initiated by the Indian Government and said her country was keen to participate in “Make in India”, “Smart city” and “Skill India” initiatives. Enhanced defence cooperation was also discussed between the two leaders.

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