Modi threatens to 'isolate' Pakistan globally

Published: September 24, 2016
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Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi. PHOTO: AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi. PHOTO: AFP

Days after a militant attack on a military base in occupied Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at Pakistan, threatening to isolate it in the world.

“India has succeeded in isolating you [Pakistan] in the world. We will ramp it up and force you [to] live alone in the world,” he said while addressing a public meeting in the South Indian state of Kerala on Saturday.

On September 18, 18 Indian military personnel were killed when four commando-style gunmen burst into the brigade headquarters near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector.

The assault was among the deadliest in held Kashmir and had sharply ratcheted up tension between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

Uri assault may be a reaction of atrocities in Kashmir: Nawaz

“Leaders of Pakistan hear this. The sacrifice of 18 of our soldiers will not go in vain,” Modi said, adding, “The neighbouring country succeeded in one attack and 17 soldiers had to fall prey.”

He claimed it was 17 times in the last few months that terrorists in groups of 4 or 6 had tried crossing over the border to spread destruction. “India never has and never will bow down to terror, it will defeat terror.”

Interestingly, Modi at the same time invited Pakistan to compete in eradicating poverty, unemployment, illiteracy. “I want to tell the people, if you have what it takes, lets compete to end poverty in our countries. “Youth of Pakistan, come let’s fight. Let’s see who ends unemployment first – India or Pakistan.”

Nawaz demands UN-led probe into Kashmir abuses

On Thursday, while addressing the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif highlighted the human rights violations being committed by the Modi government in held Kashmir and had demanded to send a fact-finding committee in the valley.

India, however, told the participants of the assembly that Pakistan was sponsoring terrorism from its soil, a charge the latter has denied on numerous occasions.

Pakistan and India have been at odds since July 8 when a populist Kashmiri rebel leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed by Indian forces. At least 100 demonstrators have so far been killed due to Indian military’s indiscriminate use of force against Kashmiris.

The article originally appeared on NDTV

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Hot air
    Sep 24, 2016 - 8:15PM

    I pity him. He will die smouldered in his ardent desire. If wishes were horses….Recommend

  • Zee Khan
    Sep 24, 2016 - 8:28PM

    Modi has awaken. Good to see him romantic and sentimental now. Wars are not solutions to problems. India is also promoting terrorism openly. and nobody can isolate Pakistan. it will be Modi’s dream which will accompany him to his death and grave..Recommend

  • karar
    Sep 24, 2016 - 8:34PM

    In case of retaliating to Pakistan Modi stressed more to the economic development factor than the army, it shows the police of GOI is more bent over economy rather than war jingoism. I hope media too highlight the well-being of the people of two countries rather than war. We also hope people of Pakistan retrospect PM’s speech seriously.Recommend

  • An Indian
    Sep 24, 2016 - 9:07PM

    @Hot air:
    If wishes were horses, Pakistan would have Kashmir by now. However, we still hold 2/3rd of the territory (including most the rivers). It’s time India scrap the unfair Indus Water treaty (which gives Pakistan 80% of the water) signed by coward Nehru, and divert the water towards Punjab, Haryana and Jammu.Recommend

  • Darvesh
    Sep 24, 2016 - 10:01PM

    We have already isolated his country through Cpec which offers enormous opportunities to neighboring countries and beyond. India stands alone in wilderness to cry.Recommend

  • MM
    Sep 24, 2016 - 10:11PM

    A popular Bangladeshi newspaper Prothom Alo posted this photoshop caricature featuring half-shaved heads of Indian cricketeres on their Facebook page. Bangladesh’s player Mustafizur Rahman is also featured in the advertisement holding a paper cutter.Recommend

  • Zubairr
    Sep 24, 2016 - 10:16PM

    Isolation…whom???? His wife? He has already done. We are father not wife. Check ur ID Modi@Liar..Recommend

  • Really true
    Sep 24, 2016 - 10:48PM

    Giving yourself air, bro?Keep on, it might cool you down and knock some sense in you and likes you. @An Indian: Recommend

  • Danish
    Sep 24, 2016 - 10:53PM

    Typical coming from a a Hindu/Indian.. Recommend

  • harkol
    Sep 24, 2016 - 10:56PM

    What Modi has done is to separate Pakistani ‘state’ from ‘people’. Because, India has no quarrel with Pakistani people, it has a problem with Pakistani ‘Deep state’ that is revisionist.Recommend

  • sterry
    Sep 25, 2016 - 12:20AM

    @An Indian: The more Modi talks about occupied Kashmir and the region, the better for Pakistan. The world is paying attention to the fact that 700,000 Indian soldiers are needed to occupy a Muslim majority area that was denied the chance to be free and join Pakistan. The world knows more and more about Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir like the killing of hundreds of young children who are protesting. Now Pakistan can tell more about Indian agents like Bushan Yadav who was caught doing terrorist activity in Pakistan. The world knows India is using Afghanistan as a base to do terrorism in Pakistan all while illegally occupying Indian Kashmir. The world’s eyes need to shift more to the region and push India to respect UN resolutions and let people in occupied Indian Kashmir vote for freedom.Recommend

  • Sardar Khan
    Sep 25, 2016 - 4:20AM

    Will India get rich if Pakistan get poor? Can the same apply to the youngster of Kashmir which been blinded by pellets by India occupied army? Mr Modi on one hand you talking about competing on poverty, unemployment & improving standard of life but on the other hand you are in process of isolating Pakistan. If this is not hypocrisy then what it is? I did wipe my eye when you just bring this issue ahead regardless of I am from Pakistan. But reading your whole statement is no more then full of hate and political gimmick. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 25, 2016 - 5:04AM

    Not a good move. Isolation will strengthen terrorists and their supporters and weaken moderate Pakistanis who want good relations and friendship with India. Majority of Pakistanis have no problem with India and same is true for majority of Indians. Let’s together isolate fundamentalists and extremists. Recommend

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