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12:00 AM, February 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, February 23, 2019

Unite to wipe out terror networks

Modi urges global community during South Korea visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that the time has come for the global community to "unite and act" to completely eradicate terror networks and their financing of supply channels as he identified radicalisation and terrorism as the biggest threats to global peace and security.

Modi, who is on a two-day visit to South Korea, expressed his gratitude for South Korea's support following one of the worst terror attacks by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group that killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.

Addressing the media after his talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Modi said that the time has come when the world, going beyond the talks, should "unite and act" against terrorism.

Later, speaking at an event after receiving the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize for 2018, he said that like Korea, India has also suffered the pain of cross-border strife.

"Our endeavour towards peaceful developments has only too often been derailed by cross-border terrorism," he said in an apparent reference to Pakistan, which is accused of providing safe havens to several terror groups.

While India has been the victim of cross-border terrorism for over 40 years, all nations today face this grave threat which respects no borders, he added.

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