Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe from Japan had agreed to act against terrorism

Strongly promoting the “zero tolerance” approach to terrorism, India and Japan had agreed to strengthen cooperation against terror groups like Al-Qaida and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have asked Islamabad to investigate the perpetrators of terrorist strikes, including those involved in Mumbai (2008) and Pathankot (2016) attacks, following a joint statement issued at their annual summit.

“They shared the view that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is a global scourge that must be forcefully combated through concerted global action in the spirit of ‘zero tolerance’,” the document said.

The two prime ministers called on all countries to act in direction to break terrorist raids and infrastructure, disrupt terrorist networks and funding channels and stop cross-border terrorist movements, in a clear return to Pakistan.

“They looked forward to the convening of the fifth Japan-India Consultation on Terrorism and to strengthening cooperation against terrorist threats from groups, including Al-Qaida, ISIS, JeM, LeT and their affiliates,” the statement added.

“Modi and Abe called upon all UN member countries to implement UNSC resolution 1267 and other relevant resolutions dealing with the designation of terrorist entities,” the statement said.

PTI
newindianexpress.com, Thursday, 14 September 2017