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PM Modi tells G20 to choke terror finance, offers ‘tremendous’ business opportunity in FDI-friendly India

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Agencies, Antalya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today rounded off his participation in G20 summit by making strong pitch for choking terror finance and denying network access as a lasting solution for a hydra-headed menace of global terrorism.

Mincing no words on the issue of terrorism, Mr Modi also said certain countries must be stopped from nurturing terrorism for an effective solution to the scourge that has assumed unprecedented scale.

“Old structures of terrorism remain. There are countries that still use it as an instrument of state policy,” the Prime Minister said.
Observing that the character of terrorism was changing fast with global links, franchise relations, home-grown terrorism and use of cyber space for recruitment and propaganda, Mr Modi called for calibrating the strategy accordingly.

“We should strengthen efforts to prevent supply of arms to terrorists, disrupt terrorist movements, and curb and criminalise terror financing. We have to help each other secure our cyber space, and minimise use of internet and social media for terrorist activities,” he told the gathering during an intervention on “Global Challenges – Terrorism and Refugee Crisis.”

The Prime Minister was also critical of excessive secrecy maintained by banks in some countries regarding illicit and black money and cautioned this could be inadvertently supporting terror finance.

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