'Nations supporting terrorism must be held responsible': Modi at SCO summit

The Indian prime minister on Thursday raised the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan during his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here and said India expects "concrete action" by Islamabad to create an atmosphere free of terror for the resumption of dialogue.

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Updated: 14 Jun 2019 12:47 PM
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan): PM Modi sought cooperation in fight against terrorism at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit here on Friday. In an oblique reference to Pakistan which is part of the summit, Modi said "countries sheltering and harbouring terrorists must be held accountable."

Modi spoke about his recent visit to a church in Sri Lanka which had come under a deadly attack by terrorists last month.


He also extended support for Afghanistan in its "endeavours towards peace and prosperity for its citizens".

PM Narendra Modi has given Pakistan the snub at the SCO summit by not exchanging any pleasantries with his counterpart Imran Khan at the summit. India had asserted that Modi will not have any kind of interaction with Khan except unavoidable public exchange.

The Indian prime minister on Thursday raised the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan during his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here. He said India expects "concrete action" by Islamabad so that an atmosphere free of terror for the resumption of dialogue is created.

Modi told Xi Jinping that his country's "all-weather friend" Pakistan must take concrete action against terrorism as "proposed" to it by India and that his efforts to develop peaceful bilateral relations with the western neighbour had been "derailed".

On the other hand, Imran Khan has maintained the emphasis should be on peace and resolving differences through dialogue.
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