Vientiane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described Pakistan without naming it as a country “whose competitive advantage rests solely in producing and exporting terrorism.”
Speaking at the regional ASEAN summit (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), the PM said that other countries must combine to “isolate and sanction” Pakistan.
Among the world leaders present for his speech were US President Barack Obama and Chinese premier Li Keqiang.
The PM’s comments come just days after he told the G20 summit in China that Pakistan is “a single nation spreading agents of terror.”
Modi has adopted a far more aggressive attitude towards Pakistan since July 8, when Kashmir rose in revolt against Indian rule after the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani.
Pakistan declared Wani a martyr and the uprising a “new freedom movement” in Kashmir. Islamabad has pledged its support to the uprising.
Delhi has blamed Pakistan for funding, seeding and aggravating the violence. In his Independence Day speech, the PM referred to Balochistan as a comeback to Islamabad’s accusations of India rampantly abusing human rights to quell the dissent in Kashmir. (Agencies)