PM Modi targets Pakistan in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, June 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targetted Pakistan during his 63-minute speech addressing a 2,000-strong audience here on Sunday. Modi mentioned about Pakistan a number of times as he spoke on terrorism, fake currency, connectivity and India's track record on peace. [India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement: How does it help?]

The Indian prime minister, whose visit saw New Delhi and Dhaka inking a historic land boundary agreement, said terrorism has no borders and that India has been hit by the menace for over 40 years and blamed Pakistan for the menace. [Bangladeshi media hails Modi's trip but concerned with Teesta impasse]


Describing terrorism as the enemy of humanity, Modi praised Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for showing little tolerance to terrorism. He also backed Bangladesh on the issue of fake currency, saying the latter's image was getting tainted because of some other's ill-deeds.

PM Modi also took a dig at Pakistan, saying it blocked the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) motor vehicles agreement last November, causing problem for connectivity.

He also spoke about India's permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council, saying India had a perfect human rights record as it did not play politics with 90,000 prisoners of war from Pakistan. He said India did not want to settle scores with Pakistan from the soil of Bangladesh.

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