March 30, 2023

Texas attack again exposes Pakistan ties with global terror: India | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Texas synagogue attack has again exposed Pakistan’s links with international terrorism, the government said Friday while calling for an unambiguous, undivided, effective and collective response to the global threat from international terrorism network. Without naming Pakistan, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla, while underlining the threat from terrorism, said the recent incident in Texas had again demonstrated that “the international network of terror, with its epicenter in India’s neighbourhood, was very much active and had long lasting implications”.
He was speaking at an event on potential for cooperation between India and Europe in Indo-Pacific where he welcomed German frigate Bayern, which is making a port call to Mumbai, and called for more intense engagement between India and Europe to address challenges like sustainable development, environmental protection and climate change. Shringla said these issues can only be addressed through collaborative effort that promotes linkages and not “economic dependencies and debt traps” in an apparent dig at China.
“India believes that our common prosperity and security require us to evolve, through dialogue, a common rules-based order for the region. Such an order must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as equality of all nations. Such an order should enable all countries to use common spaces on sea and in the air, engage in unimpeded commerce, and peacefully settle disputes in accordance with international law,” said Shringla. He added India’s record of respecting and accepting the ITLOS (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) verdict on the delimitation of its maritime boundaries with its neighbours – Bangladesh and Myanmar – spoke for itself.
On terrorism, he said failure to cooperate can only embolden terrorists towards more audacity. “You would recall the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack in which Indian, German and other nationals had lost their live,” said Shringla.

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