End Attitude of ‘His Terrorist Not Mine’, Modi Says in US
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it was time for the international community to forget the notion that terrorism was someone else’s problem, while taking a jibe at Pakistan’s ‘his terrorist is not my terrorist’ attitude. In Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit and speaking during the dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama on Thursday night, Modi said that without prevention and prosecution of acts of terrorism, there could be no deterrence against nuclear terrorism.
Delhi has often pointed out that while Islamabad has launched counter-terror operations on its territory it has seldom taken actions against terror groups acting against India from its soil.
Noting that terror had evolved and terrorists were using 21st century technolog y, Modi observed that counterter ror responses were rooted in the past. “The reach and supply chains of terrorism are global, but genuine cooperation between nation states is not,” Modi said.
The prime minister said that the recent terror attack in Brussels had demonstrated how real and immediate the threat to nuclear security from terrorism was. “We are no longer looking for a man in a cave, but we are hunting for a terrorist in a city with a computer or a smartphone. State actors working with nuclear traffickers and terrorists present the greatest risk,” Modi said.
Appreciating the US President for putting the spotlight on nuclear security, the prime minister said by
Reach & supply chains of terrorism are global, but genuine cooperation between nation states is not, Modi said
doing so Obama had done a great service to global security. Modi noted that the nuclear security must remain an abiding national priority, and all states must abide by international obligations.
CLEAR INDICATION: Chinese President Xi Jinping; US President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi at a dinner meet in White House, Washington, DC on Thursday night.