India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have “strongly condemned” extremism and terrorism in all their forms and manifestations.
Expanding their co-operation in extremism and terrorism, India and the United Arab Emirates have pointed out that it is the responsibility of all states to control the activities of the “non-state actors” and curb all support to terrorists on their soil.
In a joint statement issued by India and UAE, after the three-day visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, both the countries have taken a strong stand against state-sponsored terrorism.
“They (the two leaders-PM Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi) reiterated their condemnation for efforts, including by states, to use religion to justify, support and sponsor terrorism against other countries, or to use terrorism as instrument of state policy,” the statement said.
“They deplored efforts by countries to give religious and sectarian colour to political issues and pointed out the responsibility of all states to control the activities of the so called ‘non-state actors’, and to cut all support to terrorists operating and perpetrating terrorism from their territories against other states.”
Through this statement, India hinted at Pakistan and UAE at Iran’s activities.
It also comes in the aftermath of the Pathankot terrorist attack that India has said was carried out from Pakistani territory. The UAE was among the countries that came out in India’s support within hours of the attack.