Donald John Trump deserves kudos for becoming the 45th president of the United States. He presented himself as the leader of a populist uprising to restore lost greatness. Trump has rightly vowed to wipe out Islamic terrorism from the face of earth. It is an imperative to understand the terrorists’ operational environment and know their modus operandi and targeting patterns. There must be concerted efforts to gather intelligence from places where terrorists conceal themselves and seek to establish and hide their infrastructure. Terrorists do not live on trees; only desperate people resort to terrorism and it has no race, religion or any special culture. Both India and Pakistan should remain pro-active and must take some strict actions before we lose more lives. Terrorism is strongly condemned in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terror. It of course is a major problem which is agitating every one of us. Terrorism is greatest challenge for world society as it is not only causing human suffering but also impeding peace and development. The rise of Donald Trump comes as a surprise to not only a large chunk of Americans but also to the world. Let us hope Trump who is aggressive, assertive an authoritative and who had been criticized by opponents for rhetoric characterized as divisive and racist will prove to be a strong ally in India’s efforts to curb terrorism.
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