The US responds to PM Modi’s statement about “killing terrorists in their homes.”

According to US State Department spokeswoman Matthew Miller, the US has urged Pakistan and India to prevent escalation and resolve their differences via communication on Tuesday (local time).

Miller said, “As I have said before, the United States is not going to get into the middle of this,” when asked whether the statements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh that India would not think twice to murder terrorists in their homes worried the Biden administration. However, we do urge Pakistan and India to refrain from escalation and instead seek a diplomatic settlement.”

Miller said that the “US does not discuss sanctions openly” and that he would never preview any sanction moves while speaking at a press conference.

Miller responded to a question about why the US had not imposed any sanctions on India regarding the alleged plot to kill Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun by saying, “I am never going to preview any sanction actions, which is not to say that there are any coming, but when you ask me to talk about sanctions, it’s something that we don’t discuss openly.”

India has labeled Gurpatwant Singh Pannun as a terrorist, and he has threatened India on several occasions. According to the indictment filed by the US Justice Department, Nikhil Gupta, an Indian national who is now detained, is accused of killing Pannun for pay.

Prior to US authorities foiling the hitman’s purported assassination attempt on Pannun, the US Justice Department had said that Gupta had been approached by an unnamed Indian government official to engage a hitman. India established a committee to look into the claims of the thwarted assassination attempt last year.

During the BJP government’s ten years in power at the Centre, Prime Minister Modi said on April 11 that “terrorists are being killed in their own homes.” Speaking at a public gathering in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, PM Modi outlined the key choices made by his administration, stressing that Jammu & Kashmir’s Article 370 was lifted during the NDA government.

“The nation has a powerful government as of right now. ‘mazboot Modi sarkar, aatankwaadiyon ko ghar mein ghus ke mara jata hai’ describes this. The Indian tricolour has evolved into a security promise that extends beyond conflict zones. After seven decades, Jammu & Kashmir repealed Article 370 and passed legislation outlawing triple talaq. The PM had said, “Our strong government secured 33% reservation in Parliament, and the impoverished in the general category also received 10% reservation.”

India has emphasized time and time again that it cannot condone terrorism in order to strengthen its relations with Islamabad and that it would not tolerate cross-border terrorism. According to New Delhi, it is the responsibility of Islamabad to provide a friendly environment free from violence, hatred, and terror.

Rajnath Singh said in an interview with ANI that Pakistan need to take strong action against cross-border terrorism if its intentions are known.

Pakistan would suffer the repercussions if it tries to use terrorism to destabilize India. Pakistan must put an end to terrorism. Pakistan should seek India’s assistance if they choose to, since India is their neighbor and can aid them if they believe they are unable of handling it. “India is prepared to offer complete support in the fight against terrorism,” said Singh.

They are our neighbors, and if it is their clear goal to put an end to terrorism, they need to take action on their own or enlist India’s assistance. Let’s both put a stop to terrorism. However, I’m just making a recommendation; this is their call,” he said.

When questioned about his comments from a recent TV interview over “Ghus Ke Maarenge,” Rajnath Singh said that India will stop at nothing to stop terrorism.

“Terrorists will not be permitted to operate within Indian boundaries. We’re going to stop at nothing,” he said. In response to the question of whether such action might be taken over the border, he answered, “We will see what happens.”

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