End At­ti­tude of ‘His Ter­ror­ist Not Mine’, Modi Says in US

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

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.

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