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  India   All India  09 Jan 2019  Terrorism to stay as long as nations sponsor it as state policy: Army chief

Terrorism to stay as long as nations sponsor it as state policy: Army chief

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Published : Jan 9, 2019, 10:16 am IST
Updated : Jan 9, 2019, 12:31 pm IST

Rawat said that there should be a control on social media as it is becoming a source of spreading radicalisation.

'Terrorism is becoming a new form of warfare. It is now spreading its head like a multi-headed monster,' Rawat said. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 'Terrorism is becoming a new form of warfare. It is now spreading its head like a multi-headed monster,' Rawat said. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi: Speaking at Raisina Dialogue, Army Gen Bipin Rawat said terrorism is here to stay as long as there are nations that continue to sponsor it as state policy.

“Terrorism is becoming a new form of warfare. It is now spreading its head like a multi-headed monster. There should be negotiations with the Taliban but without conditions. Pakistan has always kept Taliban in its backyard and should be concerned about it,” Rawat said.

Talking on the spread of terrorism, Rawat said that there should be a control on social media as it is becoming a source of spreading radicalisation.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India is committed to protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity and border issues can be resolved bilaterally.

“Today, no country is immune from the existential threat of terrorism. Ensuring zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an instrument of convenience is the need of the hour,” Swaraj said.

Swaraj added that India’s success will augur well for the world.

Tags: gen bipin rawat, taliban, terrorism, raisina dialogue
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