In his address to the Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress, Prime Minister on Thursday sought action against state sponsors of terrorism, in a veiled attack on Pakistan.
“These ideologies keep taking new identities and forms, but their intentions are the same. Terrorism is an enemy of humanity and there can be no ifs or buts in dealing with it. We must overcome all such forces sponsoring and exporting terror,” PM Modi said in his 60-minute address in English.
He also made a veiled reference to China, saying the global order is based on the respect for the principles of the UN Charter, peaceful resolution of disputes, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Earlier on Thursday, India and the U.S. announced a number of agreements on defence cooperation, critical and emerging technologies, health, environment, visas and space — including a deal which could pave the way for an unprecedented transfer of jet engine technology — as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met U.S. President Joseph Biden as part of his first state visit to the United States.
Both leaders addressed a press conference after their bilateral meeting. Mr. Modi answered two questions — one on democracy in India from the American press corps and another on climate change from the Indian media press corps.