India facing serious problem due to terrorism, this is not imaginary: Russian President Putin

"The call of time is that we should rise above specific incidents. Terrorism is the enemy of humankind. All should come together to fight terrorism," Modi said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 2, 2017 10:08 pm
cross-border terrorism, Vladimir Putin, India-Russia, Narendra Modi Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior their talks at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday admitted that India is facing a serious problem due to the menace of terrorism and that the situation is not an “imaginary thing”. Terrorism is a common threat, said Putin while agreeing with Modi on the issue during a discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. “That should unite us. We ought to understand what is happening and where it will lead us. We ought to be aware of the danger (terrorism),” he said.

In an apparent reference to Pakistan’s support for Kashmiri militants, PM Modi also called on the world community to block funding, weapons and communication modes of terrorists. “The call of time is that we should rise above specific incidents. Terrorism is the enemy of humankind. All should come together to fight terrorism,” Modi said, while lamenting that a resolution is pending before the United Nations for 40 years regarding the definition of terrorism and of those who assist terrorists.

Making an impassioned appeal, PM Modi said terrorists don’t manufacture weapons, but some countries supply guns to them and that terrorists don’t print currency, but some countries facilitate their financing through money laundering. “Now we should come out of good terrorism, bad terrorism (debate); my terrorist, your terrorist (syndrome). It is an issue of humankind. That’s how we can fight terrorism,” he added.

The Prime Minister further said India has been a victim of cross-border terrorism for 40 years and that thousands of innocent citizens have lost their lives because of this menace. Having seen terrorism merely as a law and order problem for many years, Modi said, it was only after 9/11 that the world woke up to know deep terrorists can strike and how much they can havoc they can wreak. He added that terrorism has no boundaries and all countries should fight it collectively.

With PTI inputs

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    Jun 3, 2017 at 5:32 am
    Pagal Pagrri, this is called counter terrorism. Understand. What the anti-nationals can, India could do one better. Instead of hiding behind young children and women, and showing false bravodo, why don't you and your like come out in the open and face our jawans ????? Got gut's. Covering your faces with scarves, heads with caps etc etc and carrying two guns, this is just a big Tamasha. Come face to face either in talking or attacking. Marad ho kya ??????
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      A. M.
      Jun 3, 2017 at 2:33 am
      These sanghis are the biggest terrorist in India. India doesn't face any external enemy , but her biggest menace will prove to be the sanghi cow terrorists
      1. N
        Jun 3, 2017 at 2:27 am
        Of course, for seven decades India has been suffering from Islamic terrorism, both domestic and Pak-sponsored.
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          Pagrri Sanbhaal
          Jun 2, 2017 at 11:01 pm
          So what are you doing in Kashmir? haan? blinding innocent kids ,tying innocent civilian with moving jeep,kil youths..? what are these acts called? Butchers.
          1. S
            Jun 2, 2017 at 11:51 pm
            You terrorist supporters, shift to stan and leave India. You live in India, enjoy all benefits of India & support terrorists from stan.
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              A. M.
              Jun 3, 2017 at 2:31 am
              If at all we are forced to leave India , then , we will make sure that some part of land also goes away with us. Keralites , tamilians and Bengalis anyway do not consider themselves as part of the cowbelt region. And there are Naxalites and kashmiris who are fighting hard along with the disenchanted northeastern population.
          2. L
            Jun 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm
            Katwa terrorist must be killed in Kashmir valley... Kashmir valley only for kashmiri pandits
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              A. M.
              Jun 3, 2017 at 2:32 am
              You sanghi trolls wait for the time when your feku does an economic collapse and Kashmir , arunachal Pradesh goes out of hand of India during feku's regime.
              1. S
                Jun 3, 2017 at 2:36 am
                Your s i s ter and m o m will not enjoy if katwas are out of their lives. ones that are cut in front are much sharper than your lame piece of meat.
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