Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday recalled the horror of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack at the Saarc Summit and stressed on the need to combat "terrorism and trans-national crimes".
"Today, as we remember the horror of the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008, we feel the endless pain of lost lives," said Modi said at the opening of the two-day Saarc Summit here.
"Let us work together to fulfil the pledge we have taken to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes," he said.
Modi said there was a new awakening in south Asia, "a new recognition of inter-linked destinies and a new belief in shared opportunities".
"When we join our hands and walk in step, the path becomes easier, the journey quicker and the destination closer... Let us turn south Asia of flowering hope into a rich field of peace and prosperity," he added.
As many as 166 people were killed in the Nov 26-28 Mumbai terror attack in which 10 gunmen from Pakistan sneaked into India and let loose a reign of terror.