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Trump-Modi axis to destroy Radical Islamic Terrorism : A new era of nationalism
Saumen Sarker
Trump-Modi axis to destroy Radical Islamic Terrorism : A new era of nationalism
PHOTO : TIWN / PMO India Photo Trump Modi press briefing at Washington DC on Monday.

'Destroying radical Islamic terrorism together is our top goal', said both Trump and PM Narendra Modi, after meeting held at White House on Monday afternoon.

President Trump, Prime Minister Modi's joint commitment hit hard terror sponsors like Pakistan, India's home-grown Jihadis .

Also this joint message hit hard Indian Communists,Seperatists who can dine with Kasmiri terroists, can burn Indian flags, raise anti-national slogans at the expense of freedom given by India.

India on Monday said that the best of its benefits lies with a strong and successful America even as the two sides reiterated cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Asserting that the fight against terrorism is the top priority for him and US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that both the leaders discussed increasing radicalisation and extremism. 

"India's benefit lies in a strong and successful America and similarly America's benefits lies in a developed and internationally strong India," Modi said while jointly addressing the media with Trump following delegation-level talks between the two sides.

In his remarks, Trump said: "We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism."

Speaking of terrorism, Modi said that destroying terror hideouts and sharing intelligence with the US will be an important part of India-US mutual cooperation. 

"Fighting against terrorism and destroying the hideouts of the terrorists will be an important part of our mutual cooperation," the Prime Minister said. 

"We will enhance the intelligence exchange to boost coordination to address our common concerns over terrorism and will deepen our policy coordination accordingly," he said.

Modi added that both the nations had agreed to increase their cooperation to tackle global challenges like increasing radicalisation, extremism and terrorism.

The Prime Minister said that he also discussed regional issues, including the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region.

Describing India and the US as partners of possibilities, Modi also invited Trump and his family to India.
On his part, Trump said that both India and the US have been struck by the evils of terrorism, "and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organisations and the radical ideology that drives them." 

"We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism," he said. "Our militaries are working every day to enhance cooperation between our military forces. And next month, they will join together with the Japanese navy to take place in the largest maritime exercise ever conducted in the vast Indian Ocean."

The President said that he "always had a deep admiration for your country and for its people, and a profound appreciation for your rich culture, heritage and traditions". 

"This summer, India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence, and on behalf of the United States, I want to congratulate the Indian people on this magnificent milestone in the life of your very, very incredible nation," he said.

"During my campaign, I pledged that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House. And that is now exactly what you have -- a true friend." 

Trump said that he looked forward to working with Modi to create jobs in both countries, to grow both economies, and to create a trading relationship that was fair and reciprocal. 

"It is important that barriers be removed to the export of US goods into your markets, and that we reduce our trade deficit with your country," he stated. 

He said that the US was looking forward to exporting more energy to India as its economy grew, "including major long-term contracts to purchase American natural gas, which are right now being negotiated, and we will sign them". 

Monday's talks were preceded by a one-on-one meeting between Modi and Trump in the Oval Office.

"President Trump has welcomed me with immense warmth. I thank him for the welcome. This is an honour for the 1.25 billion people of India," Modi told the media ahead of the meeting.

Trump said it was "a great honour" to host Modi "who has been such a great PM".

"You have done a great job economically and you are doing well in so many ways. I would like to congratulate you," the US President said. 

We NRIs looking forward complete destruction of Islamic terror, anti-national platforms inside India so that our mother India never bleeds again. 

Jai Hind !!!

( Article inputs taken from White House, PMO India Press briefings given on June 26,2017)

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