Attending the third edition of Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi was the former Pakistan ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani who, while speaking at the event, made some significant comments on terrorism as well as terrorist Hafiz Saeed. He said that even after evidence shown by the international community on Hafiz Saeed if Pakistani PM feels it is not substantial, he should approach them.
At the event, Haqqani said, “International community has offered evidence and if Pakistan PM feels that there is no substantial evidence against Hafiz Saeed then he should talk to the international community.” Haqqani also commented, “Good terrorist or bad terrorist basically means when you actually allow somebody who is continuously engaged in terror & it’s not to secure the end of their activity but to justify it, you say this is a good terrorist, that is where terminology comes in.”
Raisina Dialogue was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Army chief General Bipin Rawat.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat also addressed the distinguished audience there and said, “Terrorists are using systems which are highly technology enabled and transcending international borders. We need to disrupt terrorists & their sponsors.” General Rawat also said, “Need to identify nations who are sponsors.” He further continued, “The threat of nuclear and chemical weapons falling into the hands of terrorists can be a disaster for humanity.”
At Rasina Dialogue, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Most notably the quest for modernity, the quest for innovation is being challenged by radical Islam and its terrorist offshoots from a variety of corners and this can upset the international system.”
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “Terrorism is undeniably the mother of all disruptions today. Our attitude towards terrorism has evolved in the last few decades. The challenge of terrorism is even more serious in the digital age with the greater propensity to radicalisation.”