Terrorism is the biggest threat to South Asia's stability, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit on Saturday.
"Terrorists and extremists don't know borders. We must act with determination to fight terrorism. We cannot lose the battle against ideologies of hatred," said Dr Singh.
A frank prime minister expressed his displeasure at the recent developments -- the terror attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, the ceasefire violation on the LoC, and a spurt in infiltration -- to his Pakistani counterpart Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Image: Manmohan Singh shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Colombo on Saturday. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and National Security Advisor M K Narayan look on.
Photograph: Jay Mandal/On Assignment
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