Modi’s Washington visit: Stop terror attacks being launched from your soil, India, US tell Pakistan

Modi's US visit: In his joint press briefing with President Trump, PM Modi said, "Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2017 9:51 am
US President Donald Trump applauds Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

India and the US asked Pakistan to ensure that its soil was not used to launch cross-border terror strikes in what is being seen as strong remarks during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Washington visit. This was the first meeting between PM Modi and US President Donald Trump, who took office earlier this year. The two leaders also asked Pakistan to ‘expeditiously’ bring to justice the perpetrators behind the 26/11 and Pathankot attacks.

A joint statement issued after the meeting said the two leaders “called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries.”

In his joint press briefing with President Trump, PM Modi said, “Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us.”

“We talked about terrorism, extremism and radicalisation and agreed to cooperate on this. Fighting terrorism and doing away with the safe shelters, sanctuaries, and safe havens will be an important part of our cooperation,” PM Modi said.

President Trump also weighed in on the necessity of destroying the evils of terrorism.

“The security partnership between the US and India is incredibly important. Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organisations and the radical ideology that drives them. We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism,” he said.

Trump also spoke about the joint military exercises the two countries have been engaging in as well as the maritime exercise scheduled for next month with Japan in the Indian Ocean.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs U.S. President Donald Trump as he departures the White House after a visit, in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hours before PM Modi met President Trump at the White House, the US designated Syed Salahuddin, chief of Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, as a global terrorist. This was considered a strong signal to Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) welcomed the move saying that India’s stand with respect to disturbances being created in Kashmir by cross-border terrorist groups was vindicated.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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    Abdul rasheed shaikh
    Jun 27, 2017 at 11:01 am
    The hostile relationship between Pakistan and India and lack of mutual trust between them are the beneficial factors not for the both countries but for the USA only which loves its vested interests. Pakistan and India have to develop rational policy to resolve all the issues between them.
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      Vivek
      Jun 27, 2017 at 10:55 am
      US two face. If US wants to fight against terrorism then traveller's BAN list should include Pak. US aid Pak billions of $$$. US cannot take hard stand on Pak for their National Interest. US is pure capitalist they sell wepons to terrorists and Govts fighting against terrorism.
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        Jun 27, 2017 at 10:40 am
        The solution to terrorist attacks is to choke Pakistani Military. They are the sponsors, trainers and financiers of terrorism around the globe, including in Xinjiang country of Uyghurs annexed by the Chinese.
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          irfan
          Jun 27, 2017 at 10:38 am
          Ukhar lo jo ukharna hai U coward ur father trump can do nothing
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            Anniyah
            Jun 27, 2017 at 10:35 am
            How much credence can anyone give to a mass murderer such as Narendra Modi. His victimisation of Muslims, Sikhs and the mass murder of minority populations in India is well known. Modi's actions are the same as Ashin Wirathu, the Buddhist murderer of Myanmar.
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              Nabaz Budmesh
              Jun 27, 2017 at 10:32 am
              PoK is not our soil. Can we launch such attacks from there ?
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                Nitin Deolekar
                Jun 27, 2017 at 10:30 am
                उद्या साऱ्या भारताचा काश्मीर होईल?? आणि योगा-सारखी इथली प्राचीन संस्कृती नष्ट होईल?? पाक-मध्ये २७ हिंदू होते आता जेमतेम ५ उरले? बांगलादेश-मध्ये तेच घडले. ३० हिंदू होते आता १० उरले? मुस्लिम बांधवांना भारतात खुशाल राहू द्या पण निदान काही बंधने टाका-च?? ढोंगी सेक्युलर गन्दी-नारू-आम-बॅड-कर च्या गम्भीर घोड-चुका दुरुस्त करा. काहीही करून समान नागरी कायदा करा-च.नारू-आंबयेडकर यांचा कायदा उलट करा: पुढील ७० वर्षे मुस्लिमाना १-पत्नी कायदा करा आणि हिंदूंना २-शादी तलाक? मुस्लिमाना चीन कायदा लावा १-कुटुंब-२-मुले! त्यांची चीन सारखी प्रगती होईल! मग आयसिस अतिरेकी आपोआप कमी होतील! बदल्यात मुस्लिम भगिनींना BC कोट्यात आरक्षण द्या! पुढारी आंबयेडकर जातीला आता आरक्षणाची माती खाण्याची काय गरज? फार तर त्याना OBC त ढकला? मुस्लिमाना हिंदू बरोबर सरकारी शाळेत शिकवा!मदरसे-वेद-पाठशाळा बंद करा? मुलींना सानिया मिर्झाकडून शाळेत टेनिस शिकवा!! साऱ्या जगात मुस्लिम तालिबानी आयसिस विरुद्ध ३रे महायुद्ध गेली १५-२० वर्षे सुरु आहे!त्याला भारतात वेळीच रोखा??
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                  George Cruz
                  Jun 27, 2017 at 9:38 am
                  The US President Trump's statement “The security partnership between the US and India is incredibly important. Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organisations and the radical ideology that drives them. We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism,” is a big boost for India because this is the first time a US president has pointed finger at the Islamic Caliphate Pak as a major source of terrorism across the globe. The truth is that India has sacrificed millions of brave soldiers defending the JK which is and has been an integral part of India since 1947. The congress party has been soft on the Islamic terror in the Kashmir Valley for Muslim vote bank at the expense of the larger Hindu population. Moreover, the congress and NC in J K is and has been a direct/indirect partner in the terror committed by the groups like LeT/Hurriyat in the Kashmir Valley
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                    Murthy
                    Jun 27, 2017 at 9:56 am
                    Very good points, thanks....
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                      Nitin Deolekar
                      Jun 27, 2017 at 10:32 am
                      ISIS Terrorist are also growing now in India, may be due to Dirty Nehru-Ambedkar Laws Like No Common Civil Code?? After Gifting Best Lands of Pak Bangla to Muslims as per their demands rest India Lands are mainly for Hindu 0.7 Buddha. But Pseudo Secular hi-Nehru Allowed Muslims to stay here? That has created all such serious problems for Hindus even in India Today!! in 1947 Hindu Population in Pak was 27 Bangladesh was 30 . Now not even 5 Hindu remained there. Better Change Dirty Laws Done by pseudo secular Nehru-Ambedkar like No Common civil code? Else till then cancel Hindu 1-wife Act Law done by Buddha Ambedkar. Revert Mr.Ambedkar Laws. Allow 2-shadi written Talak for Hindu. And force China 1-child Law to Muslim brothers for next 70 years. That shall help Muslims to prosper like China! Stop Education in Madrassah, teach muslims with Hindu in common. Teach Muslim Girls Tennis from Sania Mirza!! Gift Reservation for Muslim Women in BC Quota instead of Ambedkar caste.
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                      Mohammad Dar
                      Jun 27, 2017 at 10:07 am
                      No need to be happy with a statement of hindus oppetunist by faith and deeds, talk is cheap and actions are costly, neither is Pakistan afraid of hindus terrorist by faith, nor care of their hinduism absurdities, they need to show, some thing in action, not just the hinduism barking, hindus are good at, but not deeds, they need to know the result, before indulging in to hinduism miss calculation, because it will take only 30 minutes to evaporate swamp of hinduism terrorism, india, from the face of the earth.
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                        Jun 27, 2017 at 10:43 am
                        Porki lapdog of Chinese Dragon. India will still be there even if Prkistan uses its all nuclear nal, but Porkistan will be cleared of all dogs, hyenas, scoundrels once and for all. The followers of Sanatan Dharma will start afresh to reinstate Vedic governance and way of life in its olden cradle of human development of Indus Valley Civilization.
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