Prime Minister Narendra Modi today struck a veiled blow in Pakistan calling on the international community to ensure that countries that support and assist terrorists are held accountable.
At a BRICS summit (which was held online due to the Covid pandemic) on Tuesday evening, the prime minister also said it was imperative that nations unite to fight terrorism in an organized manner.
“Terrorism is the biggest problem in the world. We need to ensure that the countries that support and support terrorists are found guilty,” said the Prime Minister.
While no country was singled out in the Prime Minister’s speech, his statement was seen as a sharp reminder to the world that Pakistan continues to support terrorist activities.
In response to the Prime Minister’s speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who hosted the summit, recognized terrorism as a global threat and said: “… always a black sheep in the family … unfortunately some people try to set their own agenda enforce. “”
#Putin: Your Excellency Prime Minister @ NarendramodiYou said that in Indian culture, the whole world is one family. This is a basic idea that we should use as a guide #BRICSSummit@MEAIndia@mfa_russiapic.twitter.com/Ma6PhmLmKx
– Russia in India (@RusEmbIndia) 17th November 2020
Last month the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) put Pakistan on a “gray list” of countries that did not act against terrorist organizations or as fronts for terrorist agencies.
The country had failed to score six out of 27 points it had to meet to get a respite and “needs to do more,” the global terrorist finance watchdog said the sources said.
India has claimed that Pakistan regularly supports terrorist groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed and has repeatedly urged the FATF to take action against Islamabad.
Last week the government rejected a list of terrorists released by a Pakistani federal agency who were involved in the November 26 attacks in Mumbai. The list “clearly leaves out the mastermind and key conspirators,” the State Department said.
Prime Minister Modi’s call to action on Tuesday follows a subtle warning to Pakistan (and China, which is in a protracted and strained border standstill in Ladakh) issued last week during its annual Diwali interaction with soldiers. He advised against taking advantage of India’s tolerance, saying that its soldiers wouldPrachand Jawab (violent answer) “if borders were threatened.
In his address on Tuesday, the Prime Minister also referred to the need to reform the United Nations Security Council (UN Security Council) in the face of the current challenges.
The United Nations Security Council is the forum with the highest decisions of the United Nations and the only one that can make legally binding decisions such as the imposition of sanctions. India, which previously served seven terms as a non-permanent member and will take up an eighth term next year, has long been in favor of a permanent seat.
Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in September, the Prime Minister asked: “When do we have to wait? When will India be kept out of the United Nations decision-making process?”