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All nations should work decisively against terror: Mahajan

Press Trust of India  |  Moscow 

All countries should work collectively and decisively against and cross-border movement of terrorists, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said here today, in an apparent reference to

Addressing the Russian Parliament, the State Duma, she said the global community should work together to counter the increased threat from

The remarks by Mahajan, who is leading an Indian Parliamentary delegation to Russia, came two days after terrorists attacked Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir, killing seven of them and injuring 19.

Earlier, Mahajan Speaker of Duma Vyacheslav Volodin who conveyed condolences on behalf of himself and the members of the Russian on Monday's terrorist attack in Anantnag, according to a statement issued by the secretariat.

In her address to the Duma, the Speaker mentioned that the is growing at an appreciable rate and is one of the fastest among the emerging economies of the world by registering a growth 7.1 per cent in 2016-17.

She said the Government of India has rolled out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 which is an important economic reform measure.

Talking about India-relations, she said there is an ambitious project of building energy-bridge.

Opening of International North-South Transport Corridor, establishment of green-corridor, technology transfer and deepening the mutual friendships between the peoples of the two countries are the areas which need to strengthened and further consolidated, she said.

Expressing happiness that the State Duma has instituted an Indo-Friendship Group, she informed that similar initiative has been taken in the Indian

She stressed that Parliamentary co-operation between the legislatures of and the Indian states needs to be expanded.

Highlighting the fact that defence relations between India and have been historically important, Mahajan said these are not limited to seller-buyer arrangement but the bonds are deeper and friendly.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 22:07 IST