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BJP hails Swaraj's stand on FS-level talks with Pak

Updated: Aug 14, 2016 14:07 IST

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): Hailing External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj's rebuttal to Pakistan's proposal for a Foreign Secretary-level dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said Islamabad will have to bear the brunt if it does not eradicate terrorism from its soil.

Naqvi told ANI that Pakistan, which has been supporting terrorist activists, has already been sidelined because of its behaviour.

"And while standing on the margin, it should understand that it cannot save its existence while backing terrorist activities," said Naqvi.

"Now, Islamabad will have to understand that it will have to end all the terrorist activities taking place inside its borders. It is high time that Pakistan should mend it ways, else it will have to bear the brunt," he added.

The External Affairs Minister yesterday said fighting the global scourge of terrorism is a central part of India's diplomatic engagements with Pakistan.

"Among the issues that dominate global concerns today is the threat of terrorism," Swaraj said while releasing a book, "The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India's Foreign Policy" here.

She said India is putting a lot of diplomatic energy on an early conclusion of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

"Equally important, we have made counter-terrorism cooperation a key element in many of our bilateral interactions," she said. (ANI)

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