New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday lambasted Pakistan and said that it was harbouring terrorists. “Our neighbour is aiding terrorists, open secret,” the Vice President said in an interaction with Indian community at  Costa Rica. This statement came days after the dastardly Pulwama Terror Attack which took lives of 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Recently after Pulwama attack where 40 security personnel lost their lives, 4 of our Indian Air Force aircraft went to Pakistan, targeted that training camp, destroyed it and came back without any problem within 21 min,” Venkaiah Naidu added.

M Venkaiah Naidu stressed that terrorism is the enmity of humanity and not any particular religion. “It’s an international issue. Even America that never used to understand our pain are now understanding. Terrorism is the enemy of humanity, terror has no religion. No religion whether Hindu, Muslim, Christian preaches terror”.

While we are making phenomenal progress on all fronts, there is one festering challenge that continues to detract our attention from development. We’re a peace-loving country. All-time Dick and Harry came and attacked us, ruled us, ruined us, cheated us…But we never attacked anyone because we believe in the philosophy that entire world is one family….But we’ve a neighbour who is aiding, training, funding terrorists,” Naidu asserted.

Earlier in February, M Venkaiah Naidu had said that the United Nations (UN) must conclude the discussions on providing comprehensive security to prevent terror strikes across the globe.”India always wants peace and harmony. We never attack any country but unfortunately, our neighbour (Pakistan) is aiding and funding terrorism and creating havoc. Terror is not good for the world. We all should come together. The UN must conclude the discussions on providing comprehensive security to prevent terror strikes across the globe,” Naidu said.

On February 26, India retaliated to Pulwama Terror Attack by carrying out a ‘pre-emptive and non-military’ strike on Pakistan’s soil. The strike is said to have killed nearly 300 terrorists. The following day, Islamabad made a failed attempt to target military installations in India in which one MiG 21 was lost and an IAF pilot went “missing in action”. However, the pilot was brought back from Pakistan after two days of his capture.