Addressing the G20 summit in China’s Hangzhou on Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi singled out a nation in South Asia as the agent of terrorism in the region. Modi stressed that India’s policy remained strict towards the achievement of zero-terrorism. Anything less than that would not suffice, he added. He urged the international community to stand united in responding to terrorism and isolate its supporters. Modi also stated that the nations need to uphold the principles of equity and encourage lifestyles resulting in harmony.
Earlier on Sunday, the Indian Prime Minister, had focused on the issue of terrorism in his bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull. In his speech at a meeting of the Brics leaders ahead of the G2o summit, Modi had also stressed on the issue. Modi had begun his meeting with the Chinese President by expressing his grief and offered condolences over the terrorist attack in Kyrgyzstan last week on the Chinse embassy.
Later in an interaction with the media, the minister of External Affairs of India, Vikas Swarup quoted the Prime Minister and said that the reach and supply chain of terrorism were global. He added that terrorism remained the biggest threat to the society and the countries. He stressed on the use of social media for the promotion of extremist ideologies. Modi had said that South Asia was suffering from serious effects of terrorism that are destabilising the region. He had also urged all the democratic forces to come together and fight the issue.