VP: Nations sponsoring terrorism should be isolated

RSTV Bureau

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has urged the international community to launch a concerted effort to isolate States that sponsor terrorism. The Vice President said this while addressing the 33rd raising Day of NSG (National Security Guard) at Manesar in Haryana.

The Vice President stressed that that there cannot be a distinction between good terrorists and bad terrorists. He asserted that terrorism knows no religion or boundaries and that no one should be allowed to get away with acts of violence in the name of ideology.

Vice President Naidu appealed to the United Nations to conclude a comprehensive convention on suppression of international terrorism. He also voiced concern over the menace of terrorism that India has been braving for the past three decades. He underlined that there has been a paradigm shift in the modus operandi of adversaries, wherein the threat is not limited only to border areas, but has manifested in the hinterland also.

The Vice President also hailed the contribution of the NSG over the last 33 years, and remembered their defining role in Akshardham, Mumbai and Pathankot attacks.

He lauded the efforts of the NSG and exuded hope that the NSG will always be committed to the Vision to be ‘A World Class Zero Error Force. The Vice President also released a postal cover of the NSG at the event.