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India, ASEAN must collaborate to tackle terrorism: Modi

PTI 13 Nov 2014, 20:02:01 PM IST
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Nay Pyi Taw: India and ASEAN must collaborate to tackle terrorism, drug-trafficking and gun-running, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, citing the successful intelligence sharing between India and Malaysia.

Modi specifically mentioned the example of security intelligence sharing between India and Malaysia when he met his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak yesterday.

He said the Indo-Malaysian model could be followed with other ASEAN member countries as well.

“There is a need for India and ASEAN to collaboratively tackle terrorism, drug-trafficking and gun-running,” Modi said.

Malaysia last week deported a suspected Sikh militant wanted for the 2009 killing of Rulda Singh, president of the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, a RSS-affiliated Sikh cultural outfit.

During his stay in the Myanmar capital, Modi also met Russia Premier Dmitry Medvedev, The Philippines President Benigno Aquino, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Modi, who is on a 10-day three-nation tour of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji, met the leaders on the sidelines of the two back-to-back India-ASEAN and East Asia summits here.