Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla said that despite the Coronavirus epidemic, India has dealt with the worst crisis of decades on its border with China with full 'perseverance and maturity'. In his address during a program organized at a major Paris-think tank, Shringla also mentioned two recent terrorist incidents in France.
At the same time, the world needs to act strongly to remove the threat of terrorism. The Foreign Secretary said that India and France face similar non-traditional security threats in the form of fundamentalism and terrorism and that today's fight is not against any particular community or individuals, but against 'radical political-religious ideology'.
Referring to cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, Shringla said that India is constantly keeping vigil on its western border. Shringla arrived in Paris during his three-day tour of France, Germany, and Britain. The Foreign Secretary said that our immediate challenges have not deterred us from border strategic goals, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region, where we are moving forward in various stages to have an open and inclusive framework with purpose.