Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China on Monday.

Some nations use terror as state policy: Modi flays Pakistan at G20 Meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday used the G20 platform to launch a veiled attack on Pakistan, saying it is the only nation in South Asia which is spreading agents of terror and, therefore, called on the international community to isolate and sanction those indulging in the same.

Intervening in the last session on ‘Other Issues Affecting World Economy’ on the second day of the eleventh G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, PM Modi said the growing forces of terror and violence pose a great fundamental challenge before the world community.

“There are some nations that use it as an instrument of state policy. Indeed, one single nation in South Asia is spreading these agents of terror in the countries of our region,” he said.

He emphasised that India has a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism. “For us, terrorist is a terrorist.”

Modi urged the international community to act in unity and respond against terrorism. “We expect the international community to speak and act in unity, and to respond with urgency to fight this menace. Those, who sponsor and support terrorism, must be isolated and sanctioned and not rewarded. India appreciates the G20 initiative on combating the financing of terrorism,” he said.