- · The Vice President agreed with the fact that terrorist groups were operating within Pakistan and asked Islamabad to take the required action to prevent any threat to the security of India and US
- · PM Modi and Kamala Harris discussed issues such as Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific, threats to democracy and global issues of mutual interests in the meeting
- · Mr. Modi thanked the Vice President for extending her support to India during turbulent times of pandemic
In a meeting scheduled with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US Vice President Kamala Harris has referred to Pakistan’s role in terrorism. According to the Vice President, terrorist groups were functioning within the country and she has asked Islamabad to pay immediate heed to the matter so that it does not threaten the security of India and America.
According to foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, “She (Harris) asked Pakistan to take action so that this will not impact US security and that of India. She agreed with the Prime Minister’s briefing on the fact of cross-border terrorism, and the fact that India has been a victim of terrorism for several decades now and on the need to rein in, and closely monitor Pakistan’s support for such terrorist groups.” Mr. Shringla gave the statement when he was asked whether the issue concerning the role of Pakistan in terrorism came up during the meeting.
At the meeting which was held between PM Modi and Vice President Kamala Harris, at the White House on Thursday, several issues were discussed including Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific, the threats to democracy, and several global issues of mutual interest.
The Vice President was thanked extensively by the PM for reaching out to the country with much-required help during the second wave of Covid-19. The gratitude was expressed in light of Mrs. Harris calling the PM some months ago, during the turbulent times of the second wave. As a response to the invitation made by the PM to the Vice President for coming to India, Mrs. Harris gave a nod.