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Terrorism, UN, corruption: Top quotes from PM Modi’s Brussels speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in Brussels on Wednesday during the first leg of his three-nation tour.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2016 10:25 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an Indian community event at Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an Indian community event at Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.(Photo credit: MEA Twitter handle)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has not bent before terrorism and will never do so. He has also said that the United Nation faces the danger of becoming irrelevant if it fails to tackle the challenge of terrorism.

Addressing the Indian diaspora in Brussels on Wednesday, Modi once again highlighted the dangers posed by terrorism after paying tribute to the victims of the terror attacks last week in the Belgian capital.

He also highlighted the achievements of his government in the last two years with regard to ending corruption, bringing transparency in the functioning of government while citing various programmes.

Here are the top quotes from PM Modi’s speech:

1.India has not bowed to terrorism, there is no chance of bowing to it now.

2.Terrorism is a challenge for humankind, not just any nation or region. Those who believe in humanity should tackle terrorism together.

5.Terrorism cannot be defeated only by guns, but an environment needs to be created in the society to ensure that the youth are not radicalised.

4.Don’t know when the UN will tackle terrorism, or how. But seeing the conditions that prevail, it faces the danger of becoming irrelevant. It needs to go along with the times.

5. There are those who take money from banks and run away, and there are the poor who deposit Rs 34,000 crore in banks.

6. We solved the land and water issue with Bangladesh through talks. But some neighbours do not understand talks, but they will someday realise that issues can be resolved by talks.

Watch | Highlights of PM Modi’s speech in Brussels

Read | In Brussels, Modi asks world leaders to unite in fight against terror