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'Unique challenge' from Pakistan will continue tillĀ it becomesĀ normal neighbour: Jaishankar


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NEW DELHI:  Attacking Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said India has a "unique challenge" from one neighbor who needs to act normal and take action against cross-border terrorism.

Addressing his first press conference after assuming office in the Modi 2.0 government in May, Jaishankar, while presenting the ministry's work in the first 100 days, also said one of the key achievements of the government in this period has been a strong connection between national security and foreign policy goals.

He said India's voice is now heard much more on a global stage, be it at the G20 summit or at climate conferences.

The minister said India's narrative on issues like cross-border terrorism and abrogation of Article 370 has been articulated to the global audience.

In an obvious reference to Pakistan, Jaishankar said, "We have a unique challenge from one neighbor and that would remain a challenge until that neighbor becomes a normal neighbor and acts against cross-border terrorism."

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)