‘Militancy state policy for Pakistan’

New Delhi, Dec 1: One of India’s neighbours had made militancy a “state policy” and was training, funding and abetting militants to send them to this country, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said here today.
Hitting out at Pakistan without naming it, the vice president said it was combining militancy with religion and creating divisions among the people.
Addressing troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) at their camp on the occasion of the force’s 52nd Raising Day, Naidu said India does not see a terrorist from the prism of any religion and such a mercenary is an enemy of mankind.
Despite the government of India’s many initiatives to have good relations with its neighbours, “some people are trying to create problems, including intrusion into our land”, he said.
“This is really unfortunate and condemnable. You know, one of our neighbours has taken militancy as a state policy and it is always trying to aid, abet, fund and train terrorists and send them here,” he said without making a direct reference to Pakistan.
Stating that the “enemy” was unrepentant about conducting its nefarious activities, Naidu said India’s security forces continued to foil attacks on the country.
Lauding the BSF for effectively guarding Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, he said the danger of militancy and its “evil consequences” were being felt across the globe.
“But our neighbour is still walking on that track. It is combining militancy with religion and bringing divisions among the people,” he said.
The vice president added that India had never cast an evil eye on any nation or neighbour and always favoured peace.
“This is because our tradition is ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family) and also to live together.
“The welfare of all human beings is our motto, is our philosophy and is our dharma. This is what we believe and practice. We have no problem with anybody but others are creating problems (for us),” he said.
Naidu added that he wanted to tell the country and the world that India does not see a terrorist from what his religion is.