Washington: US Vice President Kamala Harris, in her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, referred to Pakistan’s role in terrorism as “taking suo moto cognizance” and said there are many terrorist organizations in the country. He asked Pakistan to take action in this regard so that it does not affect the security of America and India.
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Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with US Vice President Harris at the White House on Thursday. During this, the two leaders decided to further strengthen the India-US strategic partnership and discussed global issues of common interest, including threats to democracy, Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific. Asked whether the issue of Pakistan’s role in terrorism had come up during Harris’ meeting with Prime Minister Modi, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters, “When the issue of terrorism came up, the Vice President had raised the issue (of terrorism). ) mentioned the role of Pakistan. ”According to Shringla, Harris said that terrorist organizations are active in Pakistan.
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Shringla said, “Harris asked Pakistan to take action so that it does not affect the security of America and India (from terrorist organizations). She agreed with the information received from Prime Minister Modi on the issue of cross-border terrorism. He also acknowledged the fact that India has been a victim of terrorism for many decades and Pakistan’s support for such terrorist groups needs to be checked and closely monitored. It is an obligation and it is in the best interest of the people of both the countries. He said, “As democracies around the world are under threat, it is imperative that we protect democratic principles and institutions in our respective countries and around the world and certainly make efforts to strengthen democracy in our respective countries. Do it. Obviously protecting democracy is in the best interest of the citizens of our countries.” The two leaders met at the White House on Friday, a day ahead of the first bilateral meeting between Modi and President Joe Biden and the summit of the leaders of the quad member states. has happened before.