News / Asia

India's Singh: Pakistan an 'Epicenter of Terrorism'

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 28, 2013.India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 28, 2013.
x
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 28, 2013.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 28, 2013.
VOA News
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called Pakistan a regional "epicenter of terrorism," just hours before he is due to meet with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif.

In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York Saturday, Singh voiced concern about cross-border terrorist attacks.

The Indian leader pledged he is committed to resolving all issues with Pakistan. However, he said Kashmir is an integral part of India, and that India will never agree to a settlement that compromises its "unity and territorial integrity."

Singh and Sharif are due to meet on Sunday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

On Friday, Sharif called the meeting a chance for a "new beginning" between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Singh said he shares that sentiment.

There has been a recent upsurge in violent attacks in Kashmir, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan in its entirety. Rebel groups have been fighting Indian rule in the Himalayan region for more than two decades.

Sunday's meeting will be the first face-to-face talks between the Indian and Pakistan leaders since Sharif's election victory in May.

You May Like

Turbulent Transition Imperils Tunisia’s Arab Spring Gains

Critics say new anti-terrorism laws worsen Tunisia's situation while others put faith in country’s vibrant civil organizations, women’s movement More

Burundi’s Political Crisis May Become Humanitarian One

United Nations aid agencies issue warning as deadly violence sends tens of thousands fleeing More

Yemenis Adjust to Life Under Houthi Rule

Locals want warring parties to strike deal to stop bloodletting before deciding how country is governed More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: henrycastro
October 01, 2013 4:23 AM
I think there is no use of any meetings between India and Pakistan to control terrorism. Terrorism in Pakisthan is more dangerous. Their main target is Kashmir. Terrorist will destroy those beautiful Tourism-Places. Definitely Kashmir is an integral part of India. Let us hope for the best.

by: Davis K. Thanjan from: New York
September 29, 2013 9:31 PM
Pakistan terrorism is the biggest export item not only to India, but to the rest of the world. Even the Pakistan military and ISI support terrorism. Pakistan is the most terrorist country in the world. Pakistan terrorism is more dangerous to humanity than the nuclear threat of North Korea, Iran or any other county. Terrorism in and from Pakistan is more dangerous than their nuclear bomb. There is no political party in Pakistan that condemns terrorism in the country or outside the country. Terrorism is the only movement in Pakistan unanimously supported by Moslem fundamentalist parties, politicians, military, ISI, people and the government. Pakistan will be consumed by its own terrorism.

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Seoul Sponsors Korean Unification Fairi
X
Brian Padden
May 29, 2015 1:27 PM
With inter-Korean relations deteriorating over the North’s nuclear program, past military provocations and human rights abuses, many Koreans still hold out hope for eventual peaceful re-unification. VOA’s Brian Padden visited a “unification fair” held this week in Seoul, where border communities promoted the benefits of increased cooperation.
Video

Video Seoul Sponsors Korean Unification Fair

With inter-Korean relations deteriorating over the North’s nuclear program, past military provocations and human rights abuses, many Koreans still hold out hope for eventual peaceful re-unification. VOA’s Brian Padden visited a “unification fair” held this week in Seoul, where border communities promoted the benefits of increased cooperation.
Video

Video Purple Door Coffeeshop: Changing Lives One Cup at a Time

For a quarter of his life, Kevin Persons lived on the street. Today, he is working behind the counter of an espresso bar, serving coffee and working to transition off the streets and into a home. Paul Vargas reports for VOA.
Video

Video Modular Robot Getting Closer to Reality

A robot being developed at Carnegie Mellon University has evolved into a multi-legged modular mechanical snake, able to move over rugged surfaces and explore the surroundings. Scientists say such machines could someday help in search and rescue operations. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video Shanghai Hosts Big Consumer Electronics Show

Electronic gadgets are a huge success in China, judging by the first Asian Consumer Electronics Show, held this week in Shanghai. Over the course of two days, more than 20,000 visitors watched, tested and played with useful and some less-useful electronic devices exhibited by about 200 manufacturers. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video Forced to Return Home, Afghan Refugees Face Increased Hardship

Undocumented refugees returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan have no jobs, no support system, and no home return to, and international aid agencies say they and the government are overwhelmed and under-resourced. Ayesha Tanzeem has more from Kabul.
Video

Video Britain Makes Controversial Move to Crack Down on Extremism

Britain is moving to tighten controls on extremist rhetoric, even when it does not incite violence or hatred -- a move that some are concerned might unduly restrict basic freedoms. It is an issue many countries are grappling with as extremist groups gain power in the Middle East, fueled in part by donations and fighters from the West. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
Video

Video 3D Printer Makes Replica of Iconic Sports Car

Cars with parts made by 3D printers are already on the road, but engineers are still learning about this new technology. While testing the possibility of printing an entire car, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy recently created an electric-powered replica of an iconic sports roadster. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video Al-Shabab Recruitment Drive Still on In Kenya

The al-Shabab militants that have long battled for control of Somalia also have recruited thousands of young people in Kenya, leaving many families disconsolate. Mohammed Yusuf recently visited the Kenyan town of Isiolo, and met with relatives of those recruited, as well as a many who have helped with the recruiting.
Video

Video A Small Oasis on Kabul's Outskirts Provides Relief From Security Tensions

When people in Kabul want to get away from the city and relax, many choose Qargha Lake, a small resort on the outskirts of Kabul. Ayesha Tanzeem visited and talked with people about the precious oasis.
Video

Video Kenyans Lament Losing Sons to al-Shabab

There is agony, fear and lost hope in the Kenyan town of Isiolo, a key target of a new al-Shabab recruitment drive. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf visits Isiolo to speak with families and at least one man who says he was a recruiter.
Video

Video Scientists Say Plankton More Important Than Previously Thought

Tiny ocean creatures called plankton are mostly thought of as food for whales and other large marine animals, but a four-year global study discovered, among other things, that plankton are a major source of oxygen on our planet. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video Kenya’s Capital Sees Rise in Shisha Parlors

In Kenya, the smoking of shisha, a type of flavored tobacco, is the latest craze. Patrons are flocking to shisha parlors to smoke and socialize. But the practice can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according to a new review. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story for VOA from Nairobi, Kenya.

VOA Blogs