G20 Summit: PM Modi takes veiled swipe at Pakistan, says ‘some nations using terrorism for achieving political goals’

Equating Pakistan-based terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed to ISIS and Al-Qaeda, PM Modi stated that although the names of these organisations may be different, the ideology remains the same. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2017 8:05 pm
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In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said some nations are using terrorism in order to achieve political goals while calling upon world leaders to show solidarity in fighting terrorism. “Some nations using terrorism for achieving political goals,” PM Modi said at the ongoing G-20 Summit. The Prime Minister also admitted that international response to the menace of terrorism was weak. Equating Pakistan-based terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed to ISIS and Al-Qaeda, PM Modi stated that although the names of these organisations may be different, the ideology remains the same.

Modi also presented an 11-point ‘Action Agenda’ which included suggestions for exchange of lists of terrorists among G-20 nations and concrete steps to choke funds and weapon supply to the terrorists.

Speaking at an informal meeting of BRICS leaders in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi also called upon group leaders to show leadership in fighting terrorism as well as boosting global economic growth. “G20 should collectively oppose terrorism financing, franchises, safe havens, support and sponsors,” Modi said. Referring the introduction of GST as part of India’s economic reform, Modi emphasised the need to work together for sustained global economic recovery.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in a family photo along other leaders at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017., July 7, 2017. (Reuters Photo)

Amid tensions prevailing between India and China over developments near Sikkim, PM Modi also appreciated momentum in the BRICS bloc under the Chinese chairmanship and extended full cooperation for the grouping’s upcoming summit, which will be hosted by Beijing in September. China reciprocated positively as Chinese President Xi Jinping appreciated India’s strong resolve against terrorism and the momentum in BRICS introduced under India’s chairmanship and through the outcomes of the Goa Summit in 2016. He also appreciated India’s success in economic and social development and wished India even bigger success. India and China are part of the five-member BRICS grouping.

The latest development came a day after a Chinese official stated the “atmosphere” was “not right” for a bilateral meeting between Modi and Xi on the sidelines of the G20 summit. China and India have been engaged in a verbal quarrel over the Dokalam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road. China claims Dokalam as part of its Donglang region.

In the wake of standoff between the countries’ armies, China had warned India to pull back its troops to avoid the situation from getting worse and lead to “some serious consequences”.

With PTI inputs

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    Radha Krishna
    Jul 8, 2017 at 10:19 pm
    Mr. Modi what you done in Gujarat every man knows in the world. You should see the mirror before showing to others. Shame on you. Don't showoff different than what you are you culprit.
    1. B
      Jul 8, 2017 at 4:02 am
      Western countries are master who practice every legal illegal ways to dominate world. They destroyed USSR? Afghanistan Iraq Libya Syria and Yemen by supplying arms, training and financing to terrorists and even directly bombing innocents.
      1. A
        Jul 8, 2017 at 3:26 am
        When would you pay attention to public school, health and other welfare systems?
        1. B
          Brown slave Antony
          Jul 8, 2017 at 2:58 am
          How come our Indian media never tells us about Christianity? Pope Francis's top Vatican ally has just been charged with child secsx abuse The Catholic priest sesx abuse scandal has just made its way to the top of the Vatican. Christian church Cardinal George Pell, the third most senior official at the Vatican, was charged with multiple “historical” secsxual assaults in his native Australia, and ordered to appear in a Melbourne court next month. Ninety minutes after the charges were announced, the Christian Catholic archdiocese of Sydney released a statement that Pell would “return to Australia as soon as possible to clear his name.” Authorities have not yet released information about the victims, but they are involved minors.
          1. M
            Jul 8, 2017 at 12:55 am
            All this comes from the instructions in the book that relieves the followers of any wrong doing or of any sense of guilt! What a book!
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              khan papa
              Jul 8, 2017 at 12:55 am
              what terrorist name shall we give to cow vigil anti who take law into their own hands what name shall we give to those extremist hind who took law into their own hands onn the train fire incident and the extremists killed thousand innocent people along with the guilt / whatt name shall we give to extremist who knocked down balbry mosque taking law into their own handsx i could go on but is theeir any point simple point is dont sling mud at us modi your extremists are just as bad
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                Mohammad Dar
                Jul 8, 2017 at 12:05 am
                Veiled way of hog of hinduism terrorism of a hyena of hinduism racism to prosti tue hind crime of hinduism terrorism around the globe as faith, but a crime against humanity by faith, there is no other worst hindu enemy to peace, Islam among humanity than, but one inhidrance to truth ,hindus terrorist and their manifesto of hinduism terrorism , against humanity, enemy of humanity and peace, Islam, among humanity, deserving of no mercy, but eradication by all means. I
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                  Raoul Magic
                  Jul 7, 2017 at 11:57 pm
                  Relationships between countries are full of falcons. Diplomatic relations between countries is a big business. It's about getting away from the other. World Does not know any friends, business is the religion of today.
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