Days ahead of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's India
visit, the country on Tuesday hailed Pakistan's "significant sacrifices" in combating terror while responding to a petition calling on the British government to "strongly condemn" Pakistan
for providing a safe haven for terrorists, as reported earlier
UK is not the first country to give a passive reply to this line of questioning. Other countries too have gone soft on Pakistan.
by saying that terrorism should not be linked to just one country or religion and the world must acknowledge the great sacrifice that Pakistan
has made while combating terrorism. This statement from China
was a reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mothership of terrorism
' jibe against Pakistan.
too sang on the same tune. State Department spokesperson John Kirby
said that US
does not support declaring Pakistan
a terrorist state but said that necessary steps must be taken to tackle the situation. US
has time and again reiterated that tension between India
and Pakistan must not escalate
Contrary to the statements made by the world powers, India's long-standing ally Russia
and 'condemned' all form of terrorism. During the BRICS summit Russian President Vladimir Putin
lauded the efforts of PM Modi in combating
terror and backed the surgical strike.
“There is a clear international norm that every state has the right to defend its territory
from international terrorism,” German ambassador to India
Martin Ney said.
said during tough times, harsh decisions
have to be taken. Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India
Shaida Abdali said, “if terrorist groups continue to exist without action, no wonder self-defence against such terrorist groups will be in the form of action that we saw.”