The two countries exchanged views on threats posed by international terrorist organisations during the US-India Counterterrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue that concluded here Friday.
Leading the effort, France asserted that it has always been by India’s side in the fight against terrorism. France along with the US and the UK had moved a proposal in the UN Security Council to designate the JeM chief as a “global terrorist”.
Al-Shabaab has imposed a strict Wahhabi version of Islam in the areas under its control, and its fighters have stoned to death women accused of adultery, and punished alleged thieves by cut off their limbs.
Ever since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan created, with American financial and military help, the Islamist terrorist movement, Pakistan has had a third pillar of authority, the Islamist terrorist armies.
Pulwama attack: "Today, we stand united in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism and in defending the unity and integrity of India," said the resolution passed an all-party meeting.
New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Speaking about the deposition of David Coleman Headley, defence expert Major General (Retired) S.R Sinho on Tuesday said Pakistan has been refuting their role in terrorist activities since the time terrorism took its first toll on India. Sinho added that Headley is someone who was cultivated by the ISI many times. He further said that Pakistan had hardly taken any action against Hafiz Saeed. Meanwhile, another defence expert Deepankar Banerjee said there are number of other terrorist outfits that have been sponsored by Pakistan. He added that the move was indicative of a possibility of less terrorism in India. He asserted that the global opinion towards Pakistan was changing as they were the originators of terrorism.
New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday presided over a two-day Conference of Governors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. It is the fourth conference presided over by President Mukherjee and 47th such conference held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. As many as 23 Governors and two Lieutenant Governors are participating in the conference. Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Cabinet Ministers, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval participated in the conference. The conference will deliberate on terrorism and insurgency activities, creating jobs for youths with special focus on skill development for school dropouts.
New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Concerned over the detention made by security forces of Muslim youth allegedly linked to Islamic State (ISIS), Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought assurance that innocent Muslims would not be harassed in the name of Islamic State terrorists. Bhukari said that the entire Muslim community is against terrorism and added that stringent punishment should be not be given just for writing something on Facebook. He added that the minority character of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Jamia Milia Islamia were also discussed and said that Prime Minister Modi has promised to look into the matter.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande on Monday reiterated that the main objective of his visit to India is to reinforce counter-terrorism cooperation between France and India. Hollande said France would take all measures required to protect democracy. He added that France will not be deterred by any kind of threats of terrorism. He further stated that today, in fact, there are all kinds of terrorist threats that are hovering around countries such as India and France and one of the main aims of my visit here in India is to reinforce and strengthen the cooperation against terrorism between two countries.
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande who is in India to attend the Republic Day celebrations, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation at the recent COP 21 in Paris and said that he had played a decisive role at the climate summit. Addressing the India France Business Summit here, the President said that his visit has two main goals- consolidate strategic partnership with India and implement decisions taken during Prime Minister Modi's visit to France.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee expressed grief over the Bacha Khan University terror attack and paid his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. He condemned the attack on the Pakistan University in Charasada and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. The president said this attack once again shows that no difference can be made between 'good' and bad terrorists and all forms of terrorism and all manner of support to them need to be completely eradicated.
Islamabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Pakistan Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Khalilullah Qazi on Thursday said that India and Pakistan are in contact to firm up the date for the meeting of the two Foreign Secretaries. He further added that terrorism is a common enemy and the Pakistan Government condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed their hope that Pakistan would follow 'zero tolerance' against terrorism post the Pathankot air base attack.BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that there was no tolerance for terrorism in the international community and added that Islamabad was under immense pressure from the world as no one was ready to compromise on the issue.