Labelling cross-border terrorism as ‘grave challenge’, both India and Singapore have agreed to cooperate to counter threats of rising terrorism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held comprehensive talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, said,”It is my firm belief that those who believe in peace and humanity need to stand and act together against this menace. Today, we have agreed to enhance our cooperation to counter these threats, including in the domain of cyber security.”
Modi’s counterpart Lee condemned terrorism and offered condolences to the families of the soldiers who were killed in the Uri attack.
Further, Indian prime minister noted that terrorism radicalisation possess challenges to our security and threaten the very fabric of our societies.
The two countries signed three pacts to facilitate greater business to business exchanges and collaborations.
Describing trade and investment as bedrock of bilateral relationship, Modi said India has embarked on a path of strong economic growth and transformation and in this journey, it regards Singapore as a key partner.
Modi also regarded Singapore as a ‘friend of India’.
“I have been informed that Singapore is leading the world in putting driverless cars on the road. But, I rest assured, we all rest assured, that one of India’s strongest well-wishers Prime Minister Lee is in the driving seat for Singapore and for our bilateral relationship. Excellency Lee, you are a friend of India,” Modi said.