In what can be called as first major global victory for Modi Sarkar 2.0, the Bishkek Declaration mentioned ‘cross-border terrorism.’ Experts say that this phrase is an effort to corner Pakistan on world stage. “The Member States, stressing that acts of terrorism and extremism cannot be justified, believe it important to take comprehensive measures to intensify efforts against terrorism and its ideology, as well as to determine and eliminate the factors and conditions that promote terrorism and extremism. They note that interfering in other countries’ domestic affairs under the pretext of fighting terrorism and extremism as well as using terrorist, extremist and radical groups to achieve one’s own mercenary ends is unacceptable,” the Bishkek Declaration said.
The main operative part that will be a trouble for Pakistan reads, “The Member States believe that increasing challenges and security threats that are becoming cross-border in their nature such as terrorism, the spread of terrorist and extremist ideology, including on the internet, returning foreign terrorist fighters, proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction, the risk of an arms race, unsettled regional and local conflicts undermining the international security system, illicit drug trafficking, organised crime, human trafficking, cybercrime, development imbalances, food market instability, climate change, lack of potable water and the spread of infectious diseases require special attention, close coordination and constructive cooperation of the entire international community.”
To combat the menace of terrorism, countries will have to come out of their narrow purview to unite against it, Modi said without naming or looking at Khan. From increasing people to people cooperation to renewed focus on healthcare projects, PM Modi touched upon crucial issues. “Literature and culture provide our societies a positive activity, stop the spread of radicalization among the youths. During my visit to Sri Lanka I visited the St. Anthony's shrine, where I witnessed the ugly face of terrorism that takes the lives of innocents,” PM Modi said.