India, Russia call for collective response to tackle terror without ‘double standards’

India and Russia also adopted the St. Petersburg declaration in view of improving their ties

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 10:05 pm
India Russia meeting, india russia ties, India Russia summit, Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin, india russia terrorism, india news, russia news, latest news, indian express Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russia President Vladimir Putin. (Source: Twitter/ @narendramodi)

Following the India-Russia summit in St Petersburg, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement on Thursday where they spoke about “70 years of strong ties” between the two countries. In this regard, PM Modi said the two countries have adopted the St. Petersburg declaration. In the statement titled ‘A vision for the 21st century’, India and Russia also urged all countries to stop cross-border movement of terrorists. The two countries called for a “decisive collective response” from the international community and said the threat of terrorism must be tackled without “double standards and selectivity”.

READ | In St Petersburg, Modi and Putin show how strategic partnerships are forged

“We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons,” the joint declaration said.

READ | India, Russia sign deal for two nuclear power units in Kudankulum

The joint statement also called for an early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism to strengthen the global counter-terrorism normative and legal framework. PM Modi also spoke about strengthening ties between the two countries which would be a ‘benchmark’ for global stability.

READ | Russian companies find India a good investment destination: PM Modi at CEOs forum

“India and Russia have adopted the St. Petersburg declaration which will not only improve our ties but also be a benchmark for global stability,” PM Modi said. “India and Russia’s cooperation has grown extensively. President Putin and I reviewed the full range of our ties and looked at how to deepen them,” he added.

READ | No ‘tight’ military relations with Pakistan, ties with India will not be diluted: Putin

India and Russia also announced the conclusion of General Framework Agreement & Credit Protocol for Units 5 and 6 of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant. The statement also said the two countries would welcome cooperation among energy companies of India and Russia in ‘modernising’ existing power stations and ‘building new ones in India’.

“Economies of India and Russia complement each other in energy sector. Will strive to build an “Energy Bridge” between our States,” the joint statement said. The statement added that the two countries had a “shared commitment” in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. India and Russia also signed five agreements among themselves.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. E
    email marketing
    Jun 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    Thanks you for Post. it was very useful for me.keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. Thanks for giving me the useful information. I think I need it! outsourcing pros and cons
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. Awadh Jha
      Jun 2, 2017 at 5:38 am
      A definition for terrodism that could be adopted by the UN has emerged in the St Petersburg Declaration.
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. L
        lafanga
        Jun 2, 2017 at 5:05 am
        Says the one responsible for butchering over 2000 civilians in Gujarat. Laughable.
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. Mohammad Dar
          Jun 2, 2017 at 5:34 am
          A hog of hinduism terrorism by faith, follower of hindu criminal manifesto of hinduism racism, in human form.
          (0)(0)
          Reply
        2. D
          Dr. K. Goel
          Jun 2, 2017 at 4:03 am
          Shame on China with Jewish support they are chopping beards of muslims. India and Russia are great democracies and brother nations they will only kill Islamic terrorists yet respect Muslims and Islam.
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. B
            Baba Bazrangi
            Jun 2, 2017 at 3:15 am
            "India and Russia also urged all countries to stop cross-border movement of terrorists": Said a country which has its footprint from Eastern Europe to North Korea to Syria. We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons,”: Said the countries where minority bashing is part of political agenda.
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Mohammad Dar
              Jun 2, 2017 at 5:35 am
              If so, why this hyena of hinduism terrorism by faith, Modi is on the move, across the borders, hindu immoral hog of hinduism immorality, in human form.
              (0)(0)
              Reply
            2. Load More Comments