Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, terrorism remains a primary international security challenge.
Addressing the Seventh Moscow Conference on International Security last evening, Ms Sitharaman expressed concern over the continuing patronage of, what she called, some irresponsible states to terrorist groups.
She said efforts by states to continue training, funding or ideological support to terrorists for their narrow objectives should be repulsed effectively, using forceful methods where necessary.
The Defence Minister asserted that terrorists are reinventing themselves in newer and more dangerous manifestations.
She said the radicalisation of young minds using new technologies and social media networks need to be addressed in a comprehensive manner. Ms Sitharaman said India is playing its due role in maintaining regional and international peace and stability.