While addressing the global summit on terrorism Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that terrorist attacking anywhere in the world should be considered as an act of terror – “not more or less” or “good or bad”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi statement came at Leaders’ Dialogue on Strategic Responses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives, held on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly session.
Modi assured that India will work towards enhancing ongoing cooperation and capacity building of friendly countries in this area. “The mechanisms need to be enforced, and there is a need to avoid politicisation of mechanisms like UN sanction listings and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)”, Modi said.
He also demanded the need of a “qualitative upgradation” in the ongoing cooperation and intelligence sharing through bilateral and regional frameworks.
Sharing India’s experience, Modi told the meeting the democratic values, diversity and inclusive development are the most important weapons against ideologies that promote terrorism, extremism and radicalism.
“The prime minister said that terrorists should not be allowed to get funds and arms, for this objective to be realised,” said Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs A Gitesh Sarma after the meeting.
“India’s rising stature and strong democratic credentials increasingly resonate in multilateral fora and were very much exemplified by French President Emmanuel Macron’s opening statement where he expressed appreciation for India’s association to the Christchurch call, particularly as a democracy that represents over a billion people”, Sarma said.