PM Modi said terrorism is the main global challenge today and "from regions in conflict to the streets of distant cities, terrorism extracts a deadly price".

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Speaking here at the G20 Summit, being held against the backdrop of deadly Paris attacks, the Prime Minister said, "Old structures of terrorism remain. There are countries that still use it as an instrument of state policy."

"The world must speak in one voice and act in unison against terrorism, without any political considerations. There should be no distinction between terrorist groups or discrimination between states”, he added.

PM Modi said the world is seeing a changing character of terrorism with "global links, franchise relations, home-grown terrorism and use of cyber space for recruitment and propaganda".

The Prime Minister said the global framework for security was defined for another era and for other security challenges and there was no comprehensive global strategy to combat terrorism. He also pressed for increased international cooperation in intelligence and counter-terrorism.

He was making an intervention at G-20 Working Dinner last night on the issue of 'Global Challenges – Terrorism and Refugee Crisis'.

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