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PM Modi flays Pak at BRICS, brands it as 'mother-ship' of terrorism

Updated: Oct 16, 2016 12:32 IST

Panaji [India], Oct. 16 (ANI): Continuing India's mission to globally isolate Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took on the hostile neighbour on the second day of the BRICS Summit here, saying that Islamabad was the 'mother-ship' of terrorism.

Addressing the BRICS leaders at the restricted meeting, Prime Minister Modi did not mince words as he flayed Pakistan among the global platform, while calling on all BRICS nations to speak in one voice against this "threat".

Asserting that the growing arc of terrorism today threatens Middle East, West Asia, Europe and South Asia, the Prime Minister stated that its violent footprints put at risk the security of citizens and undercuts efforts aimed at economic growth.

"The most serious direct threat to our eco prosperity is terrorism. Tragically, its mother-ship is a country in India's neighbourhood. Terror modules around the world are linked to this mother ship. This country shelters not just terrorists, it nurtures a mindset. A mindset that loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains," Prime Minister Modi said.

BRICS has condemned terrorism "in all its forms" in the past as in Ufa last year, but according to reports this time India expects the outcome document to include sections on how to deal with countries which provide sanctuaries to terrorists and also ways to cut off terror financing.

Prime Minister Modi's fresh attack on Pakistan comes in the wake of the spree of ceasefire violations and cross border firings by the hostile neighbour, after the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on 29 September to destroy terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Earlier today, Pakistan yet again opened unprovoked fire in Naushera sector on Jammu and Kashmir, to which the Indian troops gave a befitting reply.

A heavy gunbattle is underway and intermittent firing has been consistent since morning from Pakistan's side.

No casualties have been reported from the Indian side. (ANI)

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