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SOURCE: INDIA TODAY

After the US and China, Japan also came on board with India in condemning Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. In a joint statement, the two countries asked Islamabad to bring to justice the perpetrator of the 2008 Mumbai and the 2016 Pathankot attacks, which were carried out by Pakistan-based groups.

“The two PMs also called for Pakistan to bring to justice the perpetrator of terrorist attacks including those of the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai and the 2016 terrorist attack in Pathankot,” said the joint statement signed in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanse counterpart Shinzo Abe. 

“They look forward to the convening of the fifth Japan-India consultation on terrorism and to strengthening cooperation against terrorist threats from groups including al Qaeda, the ISIS, the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and their affiliates,” the statement added.

The statement emphasised the need for stronger international partnership in countering terrorism and violent extremism, including through increased sharing of information and intelligence. The two countries have called for enhanced bilateral cooperation in this regard. Abe is on a two-day visit to India.

In a significant departure, the high-profile visit is limited to Gujarat’s Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, where Modi received his Japanese counterpart on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the two leaders also laid the foundation of India’s first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

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