Bahrain, India send stern message to terror-sponsoring states


New Delhi: India and Bahrain have sent a stern message to countries supporting terror with the joint statement calling out countries who support terror to dismantle terror bases and reject use of terror as a state policy.

PM Modi was in Bahrain during his ongoing three-nation tour and met the King of Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and PM of the west Asian country Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

The joint statement said, “Both sides called on all states to reject the use of terrorism against other countries; dismantle terrorism infrastructures where they happen to exist and to cut off any kind of support and financing to the terrorists perpetrating terrorism from all territories against other states and bring perpetrators of acts of terrorism to justice.”

Though no names have been mentioned, the focus is clearly on Pakistan who has been supporting terrorist camps responsible for terror attacks in India including the Pulwama terror attack of February 14 that killed more than 40 Indian security personnel.

“Both sides reaffirmed their condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of the identity of the perpetrators and their motives,” the joint statement added.

Manama and New Delhi agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism and the exchange of intelligence and information and also work in the field of cybersecurity so that the cyberspace is not used for terrorism and radicalization.