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India has kept the spotlight on cross-border terrorism: Jaishankar | India News


HYDERABAD: India’s tireless efforts helped keep the focus on the cross-border terrorism it faced and the world was gradually realizing the global nature of international terrorism, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday.
Without naming Pakistan, he said that one of India’s immediate neighbors was indulging in state-sponsored cross-border terrorism.
We have in our immediate neighborhood a particularly egregious example of state-sponsored cross-border terrorism. The world is gradually becoming aware of the global nature of international terrorism, “he said, in a virtual speech at a program hosted by the Indian School of Business (ISB) here.
The minister added: “Our tireless efforts have kept him in the limelight by highlighting related issues such as the radicalization of terrorist financing and cyber recruitment.
Speaking about the Vande Bharat mission, he said that India brought back more than 24 lakh of its citizens from other countries during the Covid-19 shutdown.
The country also provided assistance to send more than one lakh of foreigners to their respective countries during the pandemic, he said.
More than 24 lakh of our people have been repatriated via land and sea flights. From Air India to the Indian Navy, we pushed all our resources to achieve this goal, said Jaishankar.
The intention was very simple, India today will not leave any Indian abroad in distress.
“After all, we are in many ways a unique economy that relies heavily on mobility and migration. Our credibility depends on the security we provide to those abroad who contribute to progress at home.
Jaishankar said there were many lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic experience that will be reflected in the coming times.
The immediate focus of the country was the economic recovery and the figures for September and October have been “really encouraging,” he said.
There was also increased awareness globally of a more resilient supply chain and India may exploit the sentiment of additional growth drivers, creating better conditions for production, he said.
Explaining India’s capabilities in terms of medical equipment after Covid-19, he said that the country currently has 15,000 dedicated facilities with 1.5 million isolation beds.
More than a million of the population was being tested for the virus at more than 7,000 testing centers across the country.
The challenge now is to harness this ability to rise to the moment of crisis and transform that into a more routine set of practices and procedures, he said.
The world was not going to move on as usual, as the winds of change were blowing again. Those with more self-centered views of world politics will have to accept the needs of the day, he said without mentioning any country.

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