Tamil Diplomat

Modi talks tough on Sharif, reaches out to Pakistani people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first public speech after the terror attack in Uri did not disappoint in the sharpness of its message to Pakistan. He invoked the people of Pakistan in a direct dialogue, urging them to fight common socio-economic ills that afflict both neighbours, while warning that country’s leadership that any threat to India’s security will strongly met.

Speaking at a well-attended public meeting on the Kozhikode beach on Saturday on the sidelines of the BJP national council meet, Mr Modi also accused Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of reading from a “script prepared by terrorists” at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week, in his “serenade to Kashmir”.