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Uri Attack Will Not Be Forgotten, Modi Warns Pakistan

"I want to tell the leadership of Pakistan that the sacrifice of our 18 jawans will not go in vain."

24/09/2016 7:28 PM IST | Updated 26/09/2016 12:49 PM IST
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KOZHIKODE -- Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India would never forget the Uri terror attack and would make all efforts to isolate Islamabad globally.

"A day will come when the people of Pakistan will go against their own government to fight terrorism. India has been successful in isolating you (Pakistan) globally, and we will intensify our efforts to make sure that you are isolated globally. The people of Pakistan should ask their leaders that India and Pakistan got freedom in the same year, but India exports software and your (Pakistan) leaders are exporting terrorists," said Prime Minister Modi, while addressing a public rally in Kozhikode.

The Prime Minister said he can see a lot of potential to make sure that the 21st century becomes Asia's 21st century, adding that all the countries in Asia are working for it, except one.

"The question is not only about India, this one country is exporting terrorism everywhere. Wherever terrorism is happening across Asia, the affected nations are blaming it on only one nation. Whenever news about terrorism comes, news also comes that the terrorist came from there (Pakistan)," he added.

Asserting that terrorism is the enemy of humanity, Prime Minister Modi called upon the international community to join hands to defeat terrorism.

"India has never bowed down in front of terrorism nor will it. Our 18 soldiers sacrificed their lives because of terrorists exported by our neighbouring country. There's anger in the entire country after the Uri attack, and India will never forget this," he added.

Recalling the sacrifices of the 18 soldiers, who were killed in the Uri terror attack, Prime Minister Modi said India is very proud of the armed forces.

"There have been 17 fidayeen attempts by our neighbour, which our brave soldiers foiled. Leaders of the neighbouring country used to say that they will fight for 1,000 years; where are they now," he asked.

The Prime Minister further said more than 110 terrorists have been killed in the past few months by the Indian Army as they were trying to infiltrate.

"I want to inform Pakistan that before 1947, even your leaders used to salute this land. I want to tell people of Pakistan that your leaders are misleading you by talking on Kashmir. They can't manage what they have, and they are talking about Kashmir. You can imagine that our neighbour was successful in one incident, and if they would have succeeded in the other 17 times, what would have happened?" he added.

Intensifying his attack further, Prime Minister Modi said the Pakistani leaders speak out addresses written by terrorists and talk about Kashmir. "Pakistan is aiming for Kashmir. They should first look at the land they already have captured i.e. PoK, Gilgit and Balochistan," he added.

Taking a jibe at Pakistan, Modi said India is exporting engineers all over the world, whereas Islamabad is exporting terrorists.

"I want to tell Pakistan that India is ready to fight you. If you have guts, come forward to fight against poverty. Let's see who wins? Who is able to defeat poverty and illiteracy first, Pakistan or India" he added.

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