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.
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.
As the Brics summit kicks off on Saturday, one of the major things to watch is how India will approach to the growing Pakistan-China bonhomie. A friendship is mutually beneficial for Pakistan and China to check India's influence in the region. But, it is a concern for India. How India will plan its moves to check this perceived, obvious threat at the Brics is a big question.
Brics: Dealing with Pakistan’s export of terror is difficult enough for India. Add to this tragedy a third player, China, which not only backs Pakistan but even plays nasty economic games against India, and then it’s quite a tough job to handle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin are expected to sign the crucial agreement for the production of 200 Kamov 226T helicopters domestically on the sidelines of the Brics summit from 13 to 16 October in Goa.