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With terror threats growing “exponentially,” India has appealed to the members of the world body to adopt the Comprehensive Compact on International Terrorism (CCIT) that has been stalled for 21 years, mainly over differences on defining who is a terrorist.

 

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas leading to the refugee crisis was widely condemned by members of the UN Security Council where the attacks on Hindus and the dangers of terrorism were also raised.

 

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif admits that Lakshar-e-Taiba and its leader Hafiz Saeed are liabilities to  Islamabad and it needs time to get rid of them.

 

India has made it clear to the US that it won't deploy troops in war-battered Afghanistan even as New Delhi and Washington pledged to eradicate the "scourge" of terrorism and to hold to account those who use it as an instrument of state policy, an apparent reference to Pakistan.

 

India has asked the Security Council to use its power of sanctions as a weapon against terrorists in Afghanistan and to give the peace process an impetus.

 

India hit out at Pakistan saying it has callously exploited the picture of an injured Palestinian girl to spread falsehoods about India and to divert attention from Islamabad's role as the hub of world terrorism.

 

India will on September 26 dispatch around 900 tonnes of relief material for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh which is being loaded on to Indian Naval Ship Gharial at Kakinada port in Andhra Pradesh.

 

Denouncing Pakistan as the “world's greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj accused Islamabad of being “only engaged in fighting us” and rejecting peace and dialogue.

 

 India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed on Monday how their two countries can jointly fight terrorism and promote security in the Indo-Pacific region.

 

The eight members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) should strengthen cooperation against terrorism and build it into its framework, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in New York on September 20.

 


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