Brics 2016 News
A new, unflattering stance in Chinese media has predictably triggered an angry response from India in the backdrop of an increasingly fractious relationship between two south Asian neighbours. As India grapples with a yawning trade imbalance and struggles to maintain equilibrium with an assertive China's geopolitical ambitions, the 'media war' has added a new dimension to the rivalry.
Congress on Wednesday dismissed government's claim of isolation of Pakistan at the just-concluded Brics summit and asked what was it chest-thumping about.
The issue of cross-border terrorism remained a focal point in all the speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he urged the Brics nations to work together in their fight against the global menace of terror.
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.
Outlining his thoughts for positive direction and strong momentum of intra-Brics engagement, Prime Minister Modi, while addressing the Brics Leaders' Plenary Session, said, "In a world of new security challenges and continuing economic uncertainties, Brics stands as a beacon of peace, potential and promise." Here is the full text of the PM's welcome remarks.
Whether or not Saarc moves forward, and how potential alternatives to Saarc develop, is a major part of China’s game of encirclement. China has invested a range of resources in the subcontinent.
Modi called on Brics countries to work together for early adoption of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and step up practical cooperation against terrorism.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the BRICS-Bimstec Outreach Summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed a joint statement in Goa on Friday on the sidelines of the two-day long Brics summit. Below is the full text of PM Modi's address at the joint meet.