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India, US walk shoulder to shoulder against terror: PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need to combat terrorism and extremism, which pose a genuine threat to democracy, the rule of law, and human rights.
Speaking during a joint press conference with US President Joe Biden at the White House, PM Modi said, "India and America are walking shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terrorism and extremism. We agree that concerted action is necessary to end cross-border terrorism." Notably, these remarks come in the wake of China's obstruction of UN proposals to designate Sajid Mir of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as a "global terrorist."
"The two biggest democracies of the world, India and the US can contribute towards global peace, stability and prosperity. I'm sure that on the basis of these values, we can fulfil the aspirations of the world," said PM Modi.

Notably, US and India on June 22 strongly condemned cross-border terrorism, and the use of terrorist proxies and called on Pakistan to take immediate action to ensure that no territory under its control is used for launching terrorist attacks, according to US-India joint statement. US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated the call for concerted action against all UN-listed terrorist groups including Al-Qaida, ISIS/Daesh, Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and Hizb-ul-Mujhahideen. 

PM Modi and President Biden while raising global issues also backed Ukraine's "territorial integrity" and "condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launches."
The two leaders, in a joint statement "called for respect for international law, principles of the UN charter and territorial integrity and sovereignty." "As global partners, the United States and India affirm that the rules-based international order must be respected. They emphasized that the contemporary global order has been built on principles of the UN Charter, international law, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states," the statement read.

(ANI)

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