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Indian PM Accuses Pakistan Of Exporting Terrorism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file photo)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file photo)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of trying to destabilize Asia by exporting terrorism while vowing to work to isolate it internationally.

The criticism follows the deadly September 18 attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan. The attack claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers.

Speaking in a September 24 televised speech, Modi said Pakistan’s actions were affecting India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

"There is one nation in Asia whose aim is to spread terrorism and is working toward ensuring that the 21st century does not belong to Asia," he said, referring to Pakistan.

"People of Pakistan should question their leadership on why, when both countries gained freedom together, while India exports software, Pakistan exports terrorists," he added.

India has long accused Pakistan of backing militant groups in disputed Kashmir as well as of sending fighters to other parts of the country to carry out acts of violence.

Pakistan has denied the allegations.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said that it would release an official reaction to Modi's comments.