New Delhi, November 30
Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that terrorism remained the biggest regional threat.
Naidu was chairing the first council of heads of states for this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. This year’s summit is virtual.
Speaking to other heads of states, Naidu said that India condemned terrorism in all its forms, and that the region must work collectively to remove the “scourge”
“We are particularly concerned about states that leverage terrorism as an instrument of state policy,” he said. Although he did not directly mention any country, it could be a reference to Pakistan, with which India has been having a colder-than-usual relationship over the past few years.
India took the chair of SCO last year. Its tenure ends after the summit this year.