India disappointed over EU’s muted response on Uri attack

Secretary (West) in the MEA spoke at a seminar on India-EU Cooperation and said that India has been a 'victim of terrorism.'

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 5, 2016 4:03 am
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India on Friday expressed disappointment over the European Union’s “muted response” to the Uri attack, asserting that terrorism was the “most significant security threat” to both itself and the EU which deserves greater attention.

Proposing scaled up counter-terror cooperation between India and the 27-nation bloc, Secretary (West) in the MEA Sujata Mehta also emphasised on the need for an “effective and comprehensive” global regime under the UN through which the phenomenon of terrorism — whether state sponsored or through non-state actors — be dealt with “firmly and effectively”.

Mehta, in her keynote address at a seminar on India-EU Cooperation said that India has been a “victim of terrorism from across the border and on account of terrorism being used as an instrument of State policy.”