Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that there would be “no compromise” on people involved in waving Pakistani flags in any part of India, including Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing the media to mark completion of one year in office of Narendra Modi’s government, the home minister said strict action would be taken against anyone involved in such activities.
“This (incidents of waving of Pakistani flags) happened earlier also (during other governments regime) but it would not be tolerated,” he said.
On being asked what India was doing to bring underworld don Dawood Ibrahim back to the country from Pakistan, the minister said Interpol had issued red corner notices against him and many others and the process was on to get hold of the anti-India elements living abroad.
“Whether Dawood Ibrahim, Masood Azhar, or Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, red corner notices have been issued against them and India is doing its best to bring them to justice,”the home minister said.
On whether India would give another dossier to Pakistan on the issue, Singh said: “As of now, there is no such proposal but a dossier has already been given to Pakistan in this regard in 2012”.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Bangkok on Monday that the international community should come together to eliminate terrorist safe havens and disrupt their networks and financing in order to thwart cross-border movements for achieving sustainable regional security is achieved.
Singh was addressing the sixth ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Thailand, which holds the rotating chairmanship of the regional framework this year. Describing terrorism as the most heinous cross-border crime, Singh said some states have been using terror to pursue their political goals.
“It is so much worse when terrorists are aided, abetted, armed, financed and sheltered by States. The interplay between states and non-state actors, used as proxies to foment violence, has worsened this menace. The persistence of State-sponsored terrorism is not just a painful cancer, it is also the leading reason for unsustainable security,” said Singh.
The theme of the meeting this year is ‘Sustainable Security.’ Singh said there is a need for a more cooperative, equitable and consultative paradigm to deal with the broad and complex security challenges to find sustainable solutions.
Singh further said that India’s Indo-Pacific vision is based on the idea of sustainable security as it focuses on a free, open, inclusive and rules-based region in which there is respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all natikons.
“Our region must remain open and welcoming to the interests of all, those who live in it and others whose interests are in it. In short, our approach to security in the Indo-Pacific is sustainable by definition because it emphasises Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR),” added Singh.
On negotiations for a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea, Singh said the outcome of these talks will be in keeping with all relevant international laws, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He said the forum promotes freedom of navigation, overflight and lawful commerce and also emphasised the need to protect the rights of States that are not party to these negotiations.
Singh emphasied that India looks forward to the progress made through dialogue in addressing all related issues, including the proliferation trail that links South and East Asia on the issue of denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. “As dialogue remains on the table, we hope missile launches and such destabilising activities will cease”, he said.
During the course of his address, Singh said India is eager to co-chair the India-Indonesia Expert Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in the next cycle. (IANS)