Modi threatens to 'isolate' Pakistan globally

The sacrifices of 18 soldiers will not go in vain and we will defeat terror, says Indian PM

News Desk September 24, 2016
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


Ch. Allah Daad | 7 years ago | Reply 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.
Sardar Khan | 7 years ago | Reply 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.
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