Rajnath Singh set to raise Pakistan, terror issues in Bahrain

Enhanced cooperation on anti-terrorism is one of the high priority issues that will be discussed by both sides during the visit.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 23, 2016 3:44 am
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to raise the issue of Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism during his interactions with the top leadership of Bahrain during his three-day visit to the Gulf kingdom beginning Sunday. Enhanced cooperation on anti-terrorism is one of the high priority issues that will be discussed by both sides during the visit.

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Singh will meet Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa. According to sources, Pakistan’s support to cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to be raised by the Home Minister in his meetings with the Bahrain leaders.

During the meeting between Singh and his Bahrain counterpart Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, there will be extensive discussions on enhancing enhance bilateral cooperation with regard to tackling terror and each other’s fugitives, sources said.

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    Bir Chilarai
    Oct 23, 2016 at 3:34 am
    Unless this is part of some deep plan that we can't see, we need to stop this stan-centeredness in our foreign relations which only drags us down to their level. In today's violent world, the term "terrorist" has taken on a new meaning, depending on who is using it to define whom. In the most violent part of the world, where all of the world's attention is focused today, the Turks call the Kurds terrorists who consider themselves freedom fighters. The Syrian Army and the Russians call the Free Syrian Army and orted "rebels" terrorists while they call themselves freedom fighters. Everyone considers ISIS and Al Nusra terrorists, including they themselves, so these are the only "terror" groups that everyone agrees on. In far away Jammu and Kashmir, the stani trained "terrorists" who attack Indian armed forces are not easily distinguished from the likes of Burhan Wani's group who openly identify with ISIS and nobody except us Indians (and slyly, the stanis) have the time or inclination to find out the difference. By pushing the matter beyond a certain threshold, we are causing harm to our cause because other countries will shut down their receptors and consider us whiners. We need to keep quiet and do the job ourselves. In that, we have the open support of both Russia and the United States. What more do we need?
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