Kashmir no more an international issue, says PM Modi in exclusive interaction with India TV
On question about how India persuaded China to agree to the UNSC resolution declaring Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a 'global terrorist', the Prime Minister replies: "I think experts should slightly correct their analysis. What is the reality today? What was the situation earlier? Whenever Pakistan's terrorism issue cropped up, Kashmir used to become a stumbling block. Russia used to be the only country that used to support us, and the rest of the world used to side with Pakistan.
"This is the record of last 40 years. In the last five years, you might have noticed, only China supports Pakistan, and the entire world is with us. This is a very big change. On terrorism, we had a consistent policy and there was no world forum where India did not raise the issue of humanity and terrorism. Humanity across the world is facing danger from terrorism. I have succeeded in convincing world leaders on terrorism. For India, terrorism is the issue. That is why, Kashmir is no more an issue on the world arena. This resolution (on Masood Azhar) is our great diplomatic victory. Experts will say that the force of this victory is greater than that of the surgical strike or air strike. The UNSC resolution will have a lasting impact."
"Experts should analyze about my two major peace gestures towards Pakistan, inviting their PM to my swearing-in and visiting Lahore on the Pakistani PM's birthday. These two gestures created a positive environment, After the terror attacks in Pathankot, Uri and Pulwama, I had no difficulty at all in convincing the world about terrorism. I do not have to exert myself much. The world has acknowledged that Modi is true. These two gestures will give India benefits in the coming years too. And those (in the Opposition) who had been questioning my Lahore visit, and sitting with Zi Jinping on a 'jhoola' in Ahmedabad, some people even added biryani, the minds of such people are filled up with crass politics only. They forget 'rashtra neeti' (state policy) which is paramount. 'Rajneeti' (politics) comes later. It is the nation's misfortune that I have got such an opposition to face."