Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched yet another scathing attack on Pakistan calling it a "mothership of terrorism".
During his speech at the BRICS Summit in Goa, Modi said this neighbouring country sheltered not just terrorists but also nurtured a mindset, which backs terrorism.
This mindset, Modi said, loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains. “It is this mindset that we strongly condemn," Modi said, calling upon BRICS countries to "stand and act together".
BRICS, he said, must speak in one voice against this threat, in a veiled reference to China's opposition to India's bid to get Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar recognised as a 'globally designated terrorist'. He said we are united in our belief that terrorism and its supporters have to be punished, not rewarded.
“The growing arc of terrorism today threatened the Middle East, West Asia, Europe and South Asia and that terrorism's "violent footprints put at risk the security of our citizens and undercuts our efforts aimed at economic growth", Modi said at the meeting attended by presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Xi Jinping of China, Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Michel Temer of Brazil.
With inputs from IANS.
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