Heart of Asia: Silence, inaction against terrorism will embolden terrorists and their masters, says PM Modi

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said that India's support to Afghanistan is aimed at improving people's life and is transparent with no strings attached.
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India TV News Desk Amritsar December 04, 2016 13:52 IST

In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged action against those who support and finance terror and endanger peace in the entire South Asian region.

"We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks. Support for peace alone is not enough. It must be backed by resolute action," Modi said.

PM Modi was addressing the inaugural function of the 6th ministerial 'Heart of Asia conference - Istanbul Process on Afghanistan' in this Punjab city being attended by leaders from south and central Asia and several western countries.

Here are the live updates from the event in Amritsar: 

* Let us re-dedicate ourselves to making Afghanistan a Geography of Peace: PM Narendra Modi concludes

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* I hope that your deliberat'ns will produce pathways of action that promote coop'n in place of conflict & security in place of terrorism

* Parliament building in Kabul represents our strong commitment to Afghanistan’s democratic future: PM Modi

* Herat India-Afghanistan dam aka Salma dam that was launched a few months ago will help revive economic activity for the ppl there: PM Modi

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* We also plan to connect Afghanistan with India through an air transport corridor: PM Modi 

* Our bilateral and regional commitments of material assistance for Afghanistan’s development needs must continue and increase: PM Modi

* Not just against forces of terrorism but also against those who support, shelter and finance them: PM Modi 

* As such, support for voices of peace in Afghanistan alone is not enough. It must be backed by a resolute action: PM Modi 

* Terrorism and externally induced instability pose the gravest threat too Afghanistan’s peace, stability and prosperity: PM Modi

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* On India’s part, our commitment to our brave Afghan brothers and sisters is absolute and unwavering: PM Modi

* We should all work to build stronger positive connectivity between Afghanistan and other countries of the region: PM Modi

​* Silence and inaction against terrorism in Afghanistan and our region will only embolden terrorists and their masters: PM Modi 

* We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks that cause bloodshed and spread fear: PM Modi 

* We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terrorism: PM Modi

* Our words and actions remain focus on building, strengthening & securing Afghan’s territory and its citizens from external threats: PM Modi

* We must protect and build on the gains of the last fifteen years and march ahead: Modi

* Our words and actions remain focused at advancing a critical unfinished mission of our time: PM Modi

* Our gathering today re-affirms the commitment of the international community to durable peace & lasting stability in Afghanistan: PM

* Amritsar nurtures an old and steadfast connection of warmth and affection with Afghanistan: Modi

* It is also a great privilege for me to welcome all of you in Amritsar, a city blessed with simplicity, beauty & spirituality: Modi

* Pleasure to jointly inaugurate the session of 6th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia with friend and partner Afghanistan President.: PM Modi

​* PM Modi speaks during inaugural event of 6th Heart of Asia Ministerial conference. 

* A key Taliban leader has himself admitted to getting sanctuary in Pakistan: Afghan President

* PM Modi, your words assure Afghan ppl of support of 1.25 bn Indian ppl;Your assistance will expand historic bond btw the 2 nations: Dr Ghani

* We need to identify cross-border terrorism and a fund to combat terrorism: Dr. Ashraf Ghani 

* We need to identify cross-border terrorism and a fund to combat terrorism: Dr. Ashraf Ghani 

* Pak has pledged 500 million dollars for Afghanistan's development, this amount Mr. Aziz (Sartaj) can be spent to contain extremism: Ashraf Ghani

* Trilateral agreement signed between India, Iran & Afghanistan is major step in transforming Afghanistan frm land-lock country to land-bridge: Ghani

* About 30 terrorist groups, as named by the UN, are trying to establish a base in Afghanistan: Dr. Ashraf Ghani

* Afghanistan suffered the highest number of casualties last year. This is unacceptable: Dr.Ashraf Ghani 

* India's support to Afghanistan aimed at improving people's life and is transparent with no strings attached: Ashraf Ghani

* Heart of Asia is meeting at time of great opportunity in significant threats for Afghanistan for Asia-wide and global implications: Ghani

* The project of Chabahar Port between India, Afghanistan and Iran is very important to us for connectivity-Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

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