NEW DELHI, June 27 - Having taken risky initiatives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India will have to be �alert and conscious� all the time, but wondered with whom in Pakistan red lines can be drawn for conducting talks � with the elected government or �other actors�.
He also said that India would have to drive home the advantage on the fact that the world is now convinced of its views on terrorism from across the border by continuing to put forth its views on this matter.
�The first thing is that with whom in Pakistan you will decide about lakshman rekha � with an elected government or with other actors. So India will have to be alert and conscious all the time. There should not be any laxity and negligence,� he told a national television channel.
Modi said it is because of his consistent efforts like the visit to Lahore or inviting the Pakistan Prime Minister here that he no longer has to convince the world about India�s stand on terrorism.
�The world in one voice is praising India�s role,� he said, adding, �Pakistan is finding it difficult to answer. The world is watching. If we remain an obstacle then we will have to convince the world that we are not like this.�
Modi said, �Earlier, the world would not buy India�s theory on terrorism and sometimes it would even treat it as our law and order problem. Now the whole world is accepting what India says on terrorism. It is accepting the loss caused to India by terorrism, the loss caused to humanity by terrorism. I believe India will have to continue putting forth its view on this matter.�
Notwithstanding China objecting to India�s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Prime Minister exuded confidence that the country will get membership of the bloc and the process for it has begun on a �positive note�. Modi said India has a number of problems with China and efforts are on to resolve them one by one through talks.
Asked during the interview whether he was disappointed as China blocked India�s bid for membership of the NSG and how close it was to getting it, Modi only said things will move forward as per rules.
The Prime Minister said successive governments have made consistent efforts for getting membership of the UN Security Council, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and NSG. �First thing is that India has taken up such efforts consistently whichever government was in power � be it membership of UN Security Council, SCO or MTCR or NSG. All of us made efforts,� he said.
�It is not only this government which has done this. This is in continuity. It is true that in our tenure, SCO has been achieved, MTCR membership has been achieved. I am fully confident that we have begun efforts in the direction of the NSG (membership), formally... The process has begun on a positive note. Everything is governed by its own rules. Things will move forward as per rules.� � PTI