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t.co SBrfPTM4uX — Harsh V Shringla (@harshvshringla) October 29, 2020 Shringla on cross border terrorism: Referring to cross border terrorism from Pakistan, the foreign secretary said India has continued to ward off the menace from its western border.

India has dealt with the “worst crisis” in decades along its border with China with “firmness and maturity” despite facing the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Thursday. In an address at a leading think-tank in Paris, Shringla mentioned two recent terrorist incidents in France, one of which he said had its origins in Pakistan, noting that the civilised world needs to act with firmness to address the threat of terrorism.

Shringla said India and France face similar non-traditional security threats in the form of radicalism and terrorism, and the fight today is not against specific communities or individuals but against a “radical politico-religious ideology”. Delving into major geostrategic issues, he said the immediate challenges have not been able to distract India from broader strategic goals, especially in the Indo-Pacific region where it is moving purposefully at multiple levels to create an “open, inclusive architecture”.

In Paris, reiterating PM’s message to our #French interlocutors and at the public event at the Institute of French International Relations (IFFRI) https://t.co/SBrfPTM4uX — Harsh V Shringla (@harshvshringla) October 29, 2020

Shringla on cross border terrorism: Referring to cross border terrorism from Pakistan, the foreign secretary said India has continued to ward off the menace from its western border. Shringla arrived in Paris as part of his week-long tour of France, Germany and the UK. “Despite the pandemic, we have dealt with the worst crisis in decades on our border with China and we have done so with firmness and maturity. At the same time, we have continued to ward off terrorism from across our western border,” he said.

Shringla on Indo-Pacific Region: “Our immediate challenges have not distracted us from broader strategic goals, especially in the Indo-Pacific Region, where we are moving purposefully at multiple levels to create an open, inclusive architecture. India is…

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