Amritsar, Dec 4 In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking at 6th ministerial Heart of Asia Summit urged action against those who support and finance terror and endanger peace in the entire South Asian region.
In a conference being attended by being leaders from south and central Asia and several western countries PM said, "We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks. Support for peace alone is not enough. It must be backed by resolute action."
"Silence and inaction against terrorism in Afghanistan and our region will only embolden terrorists and their masters...."
We should all work to build stronger positive connectivity between Afghanistan and other countries of the region: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 4, 2016
On India's part, our commitment to our brave Afghan brothers and sisters is absolute and unwavering: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 4, 2016
Prime Minister ended his speech by saying that, "As India implements its additional commitments, we are open to work with other like-minded partners for the development of Afghanistan."
With Pakistan being represented at the two-day conference by its de facto foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz, Modi said mere action against "forces of terrorism" was not enough and the world also needed to act against "those who support, shelter and finance them".