1. Terrorism a ‘principal’ global threat: Narendra Modi

Terrorism a ‘principal’ global threat: Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi said there should be no distinction between terrorist groups and pressed for countries to fulfil their commitment to wipe out their safe havens...

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 25, 2015 11:26 PM

Terming terrorism as a “principal” global threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there should be no distinction between terrorist groups and pressed for countries to fulfil their commitment to wipe out their safe havens and bring them to justice.

He said India and the United States have agreed that there is a need for comprehensive global strategy and approach to combat terrorism.

In his media statement during a joint press interaction with President Barack Obama here, Modi said, “Terrorism remains a principal global threat. It is taking on a new character, even as existing challenges persist.”

Modi said the two countries agreed that they need a “comprehensive global strategy and approach” to combat it.

“There should be no distinction between terrorist groups. Every country must fulfil its commitments to eliminate terrorist safe havens and bring terrorists to justice,” he said.

He said the two countries will deepen their bilateral security cooperation against terrorist groups. “And, we will further enhance our counter-terrorism capabilities, including in the area of technology,” said the Prime Minister.

Obama thanked Modi for India’s “strong counter-terrorism cooperation”.

He said as America’s combat mission is over in Afghanistan, “we are going to continue to be strong and reliable partners for the Afghan people who have benefited from India’s generous assistance over many years”.

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