India, Sept. 25 -- Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cautioned the UN general assembly about countries with "regressive thinking" that are using terrorism as a "political tool", and called for efforts to ensure that no country takes advantage of the "delicate situation" in Afghanistan for its own selfish interests.

Modi flew to New York from Washington after holding his first bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden in the White House and attending his first in-person Quad Summit.

Addressing the UN general assembly in Hindi, Prime Minister Modi called for the protection of oceans and ocean resources from the "race for expansion and exclusion", saying they must be used and not abused and they are a lifeline of int...