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Morning brief: Jaishankar on cross-border terrorism; Manipur CM on peaceful solution of Meitei-Kuki conflict, more news

Apr 13, 2024 09:15 AM IST

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External affairs minister S Jaishankar reiterated his government's resolve to combat cross-border terrorism, emphasizing that responses to terrorists must be unrestricted. His stance follows a report by The Guardian alleging India's intelligence agency, R&AW, conducted operations within Pakistan to neutralize wanted terrorists. Speaking in Pune, Jaishankar referenced the Mumbai attacks, criticizing the UPA government's reluctance to act decisively against Pakistan. He stressed the need for proactive measures to prevent future attacks. Jaishankar underscored that terrorists operate without restraint and must be countered accordingly. He highlighted changes in India's foreign policy since 2014, particularly regarding terrorism. Regarding challenging diplomatic relations, he singled out Pakistan, emphasizing terrorism's unacceptability. Jaishankar's remarks came during the launch of the Marathi translation of his book 'Why Bharat Matters' in Pune. Dig deeper

External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (PTI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (PTI)

With Manipur's impending polls on April 19, Chief Minister Biren Singh discusses the state's situation, ethnic conflict resolution efforts, and voter sentiments. Singh highlights talks between Naga and Kuki leaders for peace, a first in Manipur. He underscores the BJP's promise to address illegal immigration and protect indigenous residents. Singh refutes allegations against the Arambai Tenggol group and addresses Kuki concerns. He emphasizes the bipartisan support for a National Register of Citizens. Star campaigners' absence is attributed to the state's fragile peace. Singh defends border fencing, ensuring measures for cross-border families. Regarding militant groups, he awaits Centre's SoO renewal and clarifies on ethnic clashes' origins. Outer Manipur's support for the Naga People's Front aligns with BJP's stance on immigration and indigenous rights. Dig deeper

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(That’s all we have at this hour in our Morning briefing. Catch you in the afternoon)

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