The Hindu

INDIA LIKELY TO RAISE TERROR ISSUES

- PUJA MEHRA

ANTALYA (TURKEY): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the lead speaker at the inaugural of the G-20 Summit here on Sunday morning, on the theme of developmen­t and climate change, is also expected to raise issues related to terrorism, said a source in the Indian delegation.

“India’s concerns are known… There can be no compromise on the issue of terror… India’s longstandi­ng position is that there is no good or bad terror and all forms of terrorism are unacceptab­le and must be fought by the global community as well as each and every country,” the source told reporters. India has been the strongest voice for long at internatio­nal forums on the issues related to terrorism, he said.

On the discussion­s on the Islamic State, Mr. Modi would tell the G-20 leaders that India did not support discussion­s on origin-specific terror, the source added. “While we recognise the risks posed by terrorism and its great negative impact on economic developmen­t, we must make our due response to that,” China’s Vice-Finance Minister Zhu Guangyou told a press conference at Belek in southwest Turkey.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are also expected to attend the summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have already arrived in Antalya for the summit.

Modi may tell G20 leaders that India did not support discussion­s on origin-specific terror

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