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Brics Summit as it happened: One country in India's neighbourhood embraces and radiates terrorism, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Goa on Friday to attend the two day long Brics summit.

FP Staff October 16, 2016 19:35:25 IST
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Brics Summit as it happened: One country in India's neighbourhood embraces and radiates terrorism, says PM Modi

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Oct 16, 2016 - 20:00 (IST)

Will collectively fight terrorism: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressing BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit said that the Brics nations will collectively fight terrorism. 

Oct 16, 2016 - 19:40 (IST)

We must send message to those who nurture terror: Modi

Oct 16, 2016 - 19:32 (IST)

Terrorism pose grave threats to Brics nations: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that terrorism, radicalisation pose grave threats to the Brics nations and the member-countries are united by their common vision, peace, stability and development. 

He further said that in South Asia and Bimstec, barring one, all nations are motivated to pursue the path of peace, development and economic prosperity. He added that geographical borders are not a barrier for those who wish to harm societies. 

Hitting out at Pakistan, Modi said that terrorism has become its favourite child, and the child in turn has come to define the essential nature of its parents. He also said that India's neighbour embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism. 

Oct 16, 2016 - 18:45 (IST)

Brics nations condemn terror attacks on India 


 

Brics nations on Sunday unanimously condemned terrorism in all its forms, including the terror attacks on India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a comprehensive response to this global scourge.

"We strongly condemn the recent several attacks, against some Brics countries, including that in India," the Goa Declaration adopted at the conclusion of the Eighth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit stated.

"We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons," it said. 

"We agreed to strengthen cooperation in combating international terrorism both at the bilateral level and at international fora." 

IANS

Oct 16, 2016 - 18:00 (IST)

Renewing the Bimstec bond

Oct 16, 2016 - 17:52 (IST)

Despite slowdown, Brics' potential, strength unchanged: Xi Jinping 

Even though the 2008 credit crisis and the "treacherous recovery" of global economy has impacted growth among the Brics countries, Chinese President
Xi Jinping on Sunday said the potential and the inherent strength of the five-nation grouping of emerging economies continues to be unchanged. 

Addressing the Business Council Summit, the Chinese President said the global economy is yet to fully recover from the 2008 credit crisis and is still struggling with a "treacherous recovery". 

He said innovation holds "the key to leapfrog" development in Brics countries and urged businesses to follow this path for a steady and sustainable economic development. 

PTI

Oct 16, 2016 - 17:36 (IST)

Modi holds talk with Sri Lankan President and Bhutan PM

Vikas Swarup, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held bilateral talks and reviewed the development partnership of both nations. He added that both the State heads spoke about Uri attack as well. 

Swarup also said that Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that his country stands with India in its fight against cross-border terrorism. 

Oct 16, 2016 - 16:37 (IST)

MEA India spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweets the full text of the Goa Action Plan

Oct 16, 2016 - 16:27 (IST)

PM Modi shares pictures of the proceedings during the day two of Brics summit

Oct 16, 2016 - 16:26 (IST)

'It is the responsibility of all states to prevent terrorist actions from their territories': Goa Declaration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Goa on Friday to attend the two-day long Brics summit. The leaders are expected to debate "global growth prospects, the role of Brics in leading this global growth and our contributions to it,” according to Indian foreign ministry official Amar Sinha.

Regional security and climate change are also on the agenda, reported, reported Global TImes.

Modi, in a Facebook post, said that he is honoured to receive Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer for a bilateral visit in Goa.

While Putin’s visit will give India an opportunity to consolidate and reaffirm a unique time-tested friendship and partnership with Russia, Temer’s trip will open up new areas for cooperation with Brazil.

India would also be looking for Brics leaders to condemn recent cross-border attacks from Pakistan, NDTV reported.

Putin’s office said in a statement that "international terrorism and the Syria peace process" would be discussed.

India is expected to continue with its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan on the issue of terrorism originating from there. With the summit taking place within weeks of Uri terror strike by Pakistan-based terrorists, India will be forceful in its demand at Brics Summit, which will also have a BIMSTEC outreach meet, for intensified efforts to tackle terrorism including action against countries providing safe havens to terrorists and arming them.

Modi is expected to hold talks with Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit. He will meet Putin on Saturday for the annual summit and the talks with Jinping are also expected to be held later that day. His summit with Temer is scheduled for Monday, according to a PTI report.

The BricsPost quoted Modi as saying on Friday, “Brics will also launch new initiatives in Goa even as we mark the successful operationalization of initiatives like the Brics New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement.”

The Goa police issued an advisory to the general public about the dos and don'ts during the high profile event on Saturday. "All citizens are requested to co-operate with law enforcing agencies and report any suspicious activities or suspicious baggage/article to authorities immediately," Goa Police said in a press release issued on Friday.

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