Our stand vindicated, says India after Trump slams Pakistan on terrorism

'They are also understanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s reiteration that the war against terrorism has to be fought collectively,' Singh added. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 02, 2018, 04.57 AM (IST)

Responding to US President Donald Trump's allegation that Pakistan was providing safe haven to terrorists, India has said that its stand has been vindicated. 

"The Trump administration`s decision today has abundantly vindicated India`s stand as far as terror is concerned and as far as Pakistan`s role in perpetrating terror is concerned," ANI quoted Minister of State Jitender Singh as saying. 

Singh added that the US was now understanding that there can be no differentiating between good and bad terrorism. 

"They are also understanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s reiteration that the war against terrorism has to be fought collectively. There can`t be good terror or bad terror, there can`t be a distinction in terrorism happening, terrorism is terrorism," Singh said.

Trump had on Monday tweeted that Pakistan had given the US nothing but "lies and deceit" in return for $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years. 

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It was his first tweet of the year. 

Pakistan reacted quickly, saying the US should not blame them for their failures in Afghanistan. 

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It also summoned the US ambassador to Pakistan, asking him to explain Trump's tweets. 

The US has since announced that it will be cutting $255 million in military aid to Pakistan.