International community must join hands against terrorism: Rajnath in Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain: Terrorism is a global problem and the international community must join hands to root out the menace, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Manama on Sunday night as he began his three-day visit to the Gulf country.

Addressing the Indian community in Bahrain, Singh also said the Narendra Modi government has made several structural and procedural changes and that resulted in successfully reducing the “wholesale corruption” in the country.

“Terrorism is a global problem and the entire international community has to come together to face the challenges posed by the menace,” he said.

Highlighting various initiatives of the Modi government, the Home Minister said the NDA dispensation is creating an environment that will make every Indian “proud”.

“India today is the fastest growing economy in the world and now it has become the most favorite destination for investments.”

“India has attracted maximum FDI in one year which is more than even of the United States and China. India attracted USD 51 billion FDI in one year,” he said.

Mr Singh said that schemes like ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’, Skill India, Digital India, Make in India and others are having a positive impact on India’s economy.

“Our Prime Minister is very imaginative and extremely hard-working leader. He is working to minimise economic disparities in India,” he said.

The Home Minister said Bahrain has started a “Little India in Bahrain” project and both the countries are coming closer on “emotional level” as well.

Earlier, upon his arrival, the Home Minister was received at the airport by Bahrain’s Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.

Mr Singh will meet Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the Interior Minister and will discuss with them various bilateral issues.

Pakistan’s continuous support to cross border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to be raised by the Home Minister in his meetings with the top leadership of Bahrain, official sources said.

There will be extensive discussions on how to enhance bilateral cooperation with regard to tackling terror and each other’s fugitives at the meeting between Singh and his Bahrain counterpart Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, sources said.