PM Narendra Modi Interview

PM Modi Interview: 'Pak Gave Assurances After Every Terror Attack, I Don't Want To Get Stuck In That Trap Now', Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared details of his exchanges with Pakistani leadership following numerous terror attacks
  • Pakistan promised to act after each terror attack, he has revealed
  • He said that he would not fall into this 'trap' again, till Pakistan shows demonstrable action

With mere days to go till the country undertakes the largest exercise in democracy anywhere in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an exclusive interview to Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, revealed details of his conversations with Pakistan's leadership over terrorism.

Prime Minister Modi shared how he spoke to Pakistan every time terrorist attacks were perpetrated from its soil. However, they failed to take any decisive action. 

He said, "Whenever such incidents took place, I spoke to Pakistan. Every time Pakistan gave me assurance that they will take action."   

He added how the neighbour nation always broke the promise and that he does not want to get stuck in the 'trap' now unless the country presents tangible action.

He said, "When such things happen, Pakistan has this kind of an attitude. I don't want to get stuck in that trap now. Till the time that the world witnesses visible action. The world should believe that the right kind of action has been taken against terrorism. I will wait for that moment." 

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February saw a dramatic escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan following the heinous Jaish-e-Mohammed-perpetrated Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred. Subsequent to this, in a move that previous governments have failed to take, the IAF crossed the LoC and decimated Pakistan's Balakot terror base, in response to which the Pakistan Air Force attempted to attack India in retaliation but was thwarted. 

Tensions only escalated after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Cabinet Minister on two international news channel interviews admitted that the Pakistan leadership is not only in touch with Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar but also denied the UN-designated terror organisation's role in conducting the terror attack on Indian soil, despite their claim. 

Pakistan also displayed duplicity by speaking of peace on one hand while persistently carrying out ceasefire violations on the Line of Control. 

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