Though the Prime Minister did not mention Pakistan by name, he said that even as the world was fighting COVID-19, “some people are busy
spreading other deadly viruses such as terrorism, fake news, and doctored videos to divide communities and countries.”
was held on Monday, at the initiative of President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, the current chair of the NAM, to enhance coordination of the member states in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Pakistan, represented by President Arif Alvi, participated
in the summit as well.
Briefing the NAM summit about India’s efforts in combating the pandemic, Modi said, “Despite our
own needs, we have ensured medical supplies to our 123 partner countries including 59 members of Non-Aligned Movement. We are active in global efforts to develop remedies and vaccines.”
During this crisis, the Prime Minister said, “we have shown how democracy, discipline, and decisiveness can create a genuine people’s movement.”
Meanwhile, Vijay Kumar, IGP (Kashmir), said one of the two terrorists killed in the fierce gunbattle on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district has been identified as
Haider, a Pakistan national acting as top commander of terror outfit Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Kashmir.
The top commander said Haider’s
elimination is a major success in anti-militancy operations by the security forces.
“Haider was sent to Kashmir by his handlers
in Pakistan to re-organise and re-orient LeT whose top cadre had been completely wiped out in anti-militancy operation.
death is a major setback to the perpetrators of terror across the borders”, a top intelligence officer said.
The exact identity
of the other slain terrorist is yet to be established although sources said he is a local commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen.
Social media platforms in the Gulf are flooded with messages against India and Modi in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic.
The unusual activity was noticed just after UAE Ambassador to India Dr. Ahmed Albanna tweeted saying thanks to India for sending 5.5 million pills of Hydroxychloroquine tablets.
India’s medical supplies to the Gulf countries annoyed certain quarters in the region. India’s relationship with Arab world has improved and even the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) invited India
to its meeting held in Abu Dhabi in 2019. It was a major blow to Pakistan that has consistently opposed India’s entry into the grouping despite having the third-largest Muslim population in the world. India’s proximity to the Arab region is also
annoying Turkey – the former colonial masters in the region.