- Some nations using terrorism for achieving political goals: PM Modi
- PM Modi equates LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammad to ISIS and Al-Qaeda
- More cooperation needed to fight the menace of terrorism: PM Modi
Addressing the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, he equated Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to ISIS and Al-Qaeda, saying their names may be different but their ideology is the same.
With leaders like US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping listening, PM Modi regretted that the international response to terrorism was weak and said more cooperation was needed to fight the menace.
PM Modi presented an 11-point 'Action Agenda' which included suggestions for exchange of lists of terrorists among G-20 nations, easing and expediting of legal processes like extradition and concrete steps to choke funds and weapon supply to the terrorists.
"Some nations are using terrorism for achieving political goals," PM Modi said in a clear reference to Pakistan.
He named LeT and JeM as terror operatives in the South Asia like ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Nigeria. "Their only ideology is to spread hatred and commit massacres," he added.
Regretting that the international response to terrorism has been "weak", PM Modi said the nations are less networked in dealing with the menace while the terrorists are better networked.