Nothing unites two persons as much as a common enemy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and American President Donald Trump met for the first time and the latter in his flamboyant style said that the relationship between the two countries “has never been stronger, has never been better.” Now it is the days of global terror and global terrorists. And the Indo-U.S joint statement focussed mainly on their fight against global terrorism.
In a clear and direct reference to Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism, the joint Indo-US statement said the leaders “called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries”. They said Pakistan must expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai strikes, the Pathankot airbase attack and other “cross-border terrorist attacks perpetrated by Pakistan-based groups”.
Praise each other
Calling Modi and himself as “world leaders in social media, Trump added that they are both in direct touch with the citizens of their respective countries and that strategy has worked well in both cases.
Trump also said that PM Modi enjoys a friendly media. I am thrilled to salute you, Prime Minister Modi, and the Indian people for all that you are accomplishing together. Your accomplishments have been vast. India has the fastest growing economy in the world.”