He underlined the need for ensuring that Internet does not become a 'recruiting ground' for terrorism, amid the growing trend of ISIS luring youth from across the globe, and spoke about the world coming together to use 'military force' and 'international legal systems' to fight the menace.
He referred to the recent attacks in Paris, Ankara, Mali and on the Russian plane and said terrorism is not a 'peripheral problem' for the Asian region but its shadow stretches across the world, both in recruitment and choice of targets.
PM Modi, who addressed the East Asian Summit and spoke to the Indian diaspora on the second day of his three-day visit to Malaysia, stressed the need for working "within our societies and with our youth" to counter terrorism.

Pitching for a united global fight against terrorism, he said it should be ensured that 'no country promotes terrorism, there is no sanctuary, there is funds and there is no arms.'

Though he did not name any country, his mention about sanctuaries was an apparent reference to Pakistan where several terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba are based and nurtured by the establishment.
Pushing for enhanced intelligence cooperation among countries, PM Modi said it has to be ensured that 'Internet does not become a recruiting ground' for terrorism.


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