News » National

Updated: November 8, 2009 15:14 IST

India worried over rise of terror in Pak, Afghan: Manmohan

print   ·   T  T  
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the India Economic Summit in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
The Hindu Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the India Economic Summit in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Worried over the rise in terror incidents in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday asked the global community to extend sustained cooperation for dealing with the menace for ensuring stability in the region.

“We are very worried about the rise of terrorism in our neighbourhood, particularly what is going on in Afghanistan and in Pakistan. We have a vital stake in peace, progress and stability of these countries and other countries of South Asia,” Dr. Singh said while inaugurating the India Economic Summit here.

He said India has been a victim of terrorism, “unfortunately coming from across our border for the last 25 years” but the world discovered it as a global problem only after 9/11 (attack on the US).

“I sincerely hope that among the processes, which require sustained international cooperation, dealing with terrorism figures very high on the priorities of all civilised countries of the world,” he said.

India is concerned over a sharp rise in deadly terrorist attacks in various parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent past.

The American agency FBI has recently uncovered a plot by nabbing David Coleman Headley who was hired by the Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba to carry out attacks in India.

More In: National | News
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »


Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh





Recent Article in National

Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday said the resumption of talks at the foreign secretary level between India and Pakistan is a welcome step.

Hurriyat welcomes proposed Indo-Pak Foreign Secy talks

Hurriyat said it is ready to extend all possible support for the success of the talks If India and Pakistan will move forward in resolution of the Kashmir issue. »