ASSERTING that world is seeing increasing strife amplified by disruptive politics, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that a peaceful Indo-Pacific, with ASEAN at its centre, is vital more than ever for the security and prosperity of the world.
Addressing the ninth ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus at Siem Reap, Cambodia, Rajnath Singh
said: “Transnational and cross-border terrorism is gravest threat to the International community.
“The gravest threat requiring urgent and resolute intervention by international community is transnational and cross-border terrorism. ‘Indifference’ can no longer be a response, as terrorism has found victims globally.
Terrorist groups have created interlinkages across continents backed by new-age technologies to transfer money and recruit supporters.
The transformation of cyber-crimes into organised cyber-attacks point to the increasing use of new technologies, by both, State and non-State actors, he added.