US Calls for De-escalation Between India and Pakistan Amid PM Modi's Anti-terrorism Remarks
US Calls for De-escalation Between India and Pakistan Amid PM Modi's Anti-terrorism Remarks

US Urges India and Pakistan to Avoid Escalation Following PM Modi's Remarks on Terrorists - The United States has responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent comments on terrorism, urging both India and Pakistan to seek a peaceful resolution through dialogue. Matthew Miller, spokesperson for the US State Department, emphasized the importance of avoiding escalation.

PM Modi, along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, stated during a political rally that "India will not hesitate to eliminate terrorists in their hideouts." Responding to these remarks, Miller reiterated the US stance, stating that while they won't interfere, they strongly encourage both nations to pursue dialogue and prevent tensions from escalating.

India has consistently underscored its stance against cross-border terrorism, asserting that it cannot overlook terrorism to foster better relations with Islamabad. New Delhi has also emphasized that Pakistan must take responsibility for creating a conducive environment free from terrorism, hostility, and violence.

Rajnath Singh further emphasized India's willingness to assist Pakistan if it demonstrates clear intentions in combating cross-border terrorism. However, he stressed the need for decisive action from Pakistan's side.

Miller refrained from discussing the possibility of sanctions against India concerning the alleged assassination plot targeting Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. He stated, "We do not openly discuss sanction actions in advance, though it does not imply any imminent actions."

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, designated as a terrorist by India, has repeatedly threatened the country. The US Justice Department has indicted Nikhil Gupta, an Indian national currently in custody, for his alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire plot targeting Pannun. Previously, the US Justice Department claimed that an Indian government employee, whose identity remains undisclosed, recruited Gupta to orchestrate Pannun's assassination, a plot thwarted by US authorities. Last year, India initiated an inquiry committee to investigate these allegations.

US Urges India to Investigate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun Case Thoroughly

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