Despite Sikkim standoff, PM Modi promises full cooperation to China for BRICS summit

Modi also called for expediting efforts to establish BRICS rating agency and advocated a collective voice against the practice of protectionism, especially in the spheres of trade and movement of knowledge and professionals.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2017 5:54 pm
 PM Narendra modi, pm modi, india-china, india-china relations, sikkim standoff, Modi-G20 meet, Modi-BRICS, G20 summit, india news, indian express Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at BRICS grouping meeting on sidelines of G20 meet. (Source: MEA/Twitter)

Amid an ongoing standoff between India and China in the Sikkim sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised full cooperation to Chinese President Xi Jinping for the forthcoming BRICS summit in China. At the informal meeting of the BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Germany’s Hamburg, the Prime Minister called upon BRICS leaders to show leadership in fighting terrorism and boosting global economy. He also urged the G20 nations to launch a collective crackdown on terror financing, safe havens, “support and sponsors” of terrorism.

The Ministry of External Affairs said China reciprocated positively as Xi appreciated India’s strong resolve against the menace of terrorism and success on economic growth. Referring to the reforms carried out by his government, including the GST implementation, Modi emphasised the need to work together for sustained global economic recovery. “BRICS has been a strong voice and needs to show leadership on terrorism and global economy,” he said. The BRICS is a five nation bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. MEA also said PM Modi and Xi shook hands at BRICS informal meeting in Hamburg and discussed a range of issues.

http://indianexpressonline.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=4740200&action=edit At the BRICS leaders’ informal gathering at Hamburg hosted by China, PM Narendra Modi and President Xi had a conversation on a range of issues. (Source: MEA/Twitter)

The latest development comes a day after a Chinese official said the “atmosphere” was “not right” for a bilateral meeting between Modi and Xi on the sidelines of the G20 summit. China and India have been at loggerheads over the Dokalam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road. China claims Dokalam as part of its Donglang region.

In the wake of standoff between the countries’ armies, China had strongly urged India to pull back its troops to avoid the situation from getting worse and lead to “some serious consequences”.

Modi also called for expediting efforts to establish BRICS rating agency and advocated a collective voice against the practice of protectionism, especially in the spheres of trade and movement of knowledge and professionals. With an aim to strengthen global governance architecture, BRICS nations had agreed to establish an independent credit rating agency based on market-oriented principles last year.

The G20, which include India and China, accounts for 80 per cent of the global economic output.

With inputs from PTI

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    rs
    Jul 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm
    The head lines is misleading. You think India should go for war. Modi is clear that every effort must be made to diffuse the tension. This was reciprocated by Chinese president. It is a very positive development. one should appreciate PM's efforts.
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      babu
      Jul 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm
      Very mischievous and intentional headlines, that does not come as a surprise coming from I_E......Has the writer heard about "CHANAKIYA" policy??????
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        Joydeep
        Jul 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm
        This is Feku's surgical strike.
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          rs
          Jul 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm
          What do you think, India should have gone for war with China? Every effort should be done to avert it. IE is shameless in headlining this article this way.
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          M H
          Jul 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm
          But 11 Jing ping only loves na waz. Both are having having ga y time. Na waz has shaven off his body hair to please jingpi ng. Each friday na waz goes to beijing where jin gping shafts him. fully satisfied then only he lets na waz go. And na waz comes back limping back to lawho re . Long live all weather frind ch inkas and porkas. ch inkas are great na waz says. ch inkas has succesfully kept porkis as rak heil (a second unofficial wife for gratification type of thing).
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            porkichinky
            Jul 7, 2017 at 8:01 pm
            But 11 Jing ping only loves na waz. Both are having ga y time. Na waz has shaven off his body hair to please jingpi ng. Each friday na waz goes to beijing where jin gping shafts him. fully satisfied then only he lets na waz go. And na waz comes back limping back to lahor e . Long live all weather friend CH inkas and porkas. ch inkas are great na waz says. ch inkas has succesfully kept porkis as rak hel. (a second wife type of thing only used for lu st).
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              manikantan
              Jul 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm
              Showing sign of weakness. Is this the red eye he promised to show during pre poll 2014 speech. Weakest PM India ever had. At one hand he dances according Nagpur dance and at the other end he dances according to other nations narrative. He is only successfully played over the opposition and media. But for the nation a Big zero
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                babu
                Jul 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm
                Nagpur is INDIA, Better Nagpur dance than the friday/sunday dance !!!!
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                  Jai hind
                  Jul 7, 2017 at 8:56 pm
                  Poda ooole sangheee .... Avide poi chinakarane kanumbo kavath marakkananel ivide kedannu annan korachath ennathinu .. Hypocrite
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                    babu
                    Jul 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm
                    RICE BAG
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                  porkichinky
                  Jul 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm
                  But XI Jing ping only loves na waz. Both are having having time. Na waz has shaven off his body hair to please jingpi ng. Each friday na waz goes to beijing where jin gping shafts him. fully satisfied then only he lets na waz go. And na waz comes back limping back to lahor e . Long live all weather frind as and porkas. as are great na waz says. as has succesfully kept porkis as (a second wife type of thing).
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                    Arjun
                    Jul 7, 2017 at 7:17 pm
                    Good move Modi Keep them Chinese guessing. Strategy from The Art of War. Time China realise others have also read and understood the book.
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