Kamala Harris talks to PM Modi about role of Pakistan in terrorism

Kamala Harris talks to PM Modi about role of Pakistan in terrorism


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US Vice President, Kamala Harris, in her maiden meeting with PM Modi, ‘suo moto’ referred to Pakistan's role in terrorism.

She talked about there being terror groups working in Pakistan, and that she asked Islamabad to take action so the matter does not threaten security of India and the United States.

“When the issue of terrorism came up, the vice president suo moto referred to Pakistan's role in that regard (terrorism),” said foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

Shringla, said that the development and added that Harris also mentioned there were terror groups working in Pakistan.

He said, “She (Harris) asked Pakistan to take action so that this will not impact US security and that of India. She agreed with the Prime Minister's briefing on the fact of cross-border terrorism, and the fact that India has been a victim of terrorism for several decades now and on the need to rein in, and closely monitor Pakistan's support for such terrorist groups.”

Kamala Harris noted that it is mandatory on the 2 nations to protect democracies in the best interests of the people in these countries.

PM Modi held the meeting with vice president Harris at the White House, on Thursday. Here, they decided to further cement Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed global issues of common interest, like threats to democracy, Afghanistan, and the Indo-Pacific.

Modi also thanked Harris profusely for extending support to India “like a family, with a sense of kinship” when she had called some months ago in the midst of a devastating second wave of Covid-19 cases sweeping through India.