India had ‘major influence’ on counter-terror discussions at G20 Summit: Sherpa Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya, said India had a major influence on counter-terrorism discussions at G20. He said that a joint statement on fighting terror was to be an annexure to the G20 declaration but India pitched for it to be a separate statement.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 8, 2017 7:46 pm
G20, G20 Summit, Arvind Panagariya, terrorism, counter terrorism, g20 counter terrorism, india news Arvind Panagariya said that India needs more time to process completely to clean fuel. He pointed that US’s stand on climate change is different from that of other countries. File/PTI Photo

Addressing a press conference in Germany, India’s Sherpa at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Arvind Panagariya, said India had a major influence on counter-terrorism discussions at G20. He said that a joint statement on fighting terror was to be an annexure to the G20 declaration but India pitched for it to be a separate statement. Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi admitted that international response to the menace of terrorism was weak. In an apparent reference to Pakistan, PM Modi had said that some nations are using terrorism in order to achieve political goals while calling upon world leaders to show solidarity in fighting terrorism.

India’s Sherpa at the G20 Summit is NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya. He was appointed Sherpa for the G20 Summit in 2015.

Speaking on climate change, Panagariya said India needs more time to process completely to clean fuel. He pointed that US’ stand on climate change is different from that of other countries. He added that US wants inclusion of fossil fuel. On US’ climate change stance, Panagariya said, “There were differences but nobody was isolated, though Europeans had much stronger position.” He said that the negotiations on G20 communique took longer due to the differences on some issues, including the change in government in the US, and other countries. Panagariya further added that India played a significant role in talks on trade and investment.

A Sherpa is a personal representative of the leader of a member country at an international Summit meeting such as the G8, G20 or the Nuclear Security Summit. The person engages in planning, negotiation and implementation tasks through the Summit. They coordinate the agenda, seek consensus at the highest political levels, and participate in a series of pre-Summit consultations to help negotiate their leaders’ positions.

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    Grrrrrr.....
    Jul 9, 2017 at 3:50 am
    Brahmin dogs have out sourced their anti-terror operations to idi otic Israelites because brahmin dogs recognize idi otic Israelites are more intelligent than brahmin dogs. This in itself is an amazing reformation in brahmin dogs as they are very sure that there is no other animal species than themselves that are more intelligent.
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      Yunus
      Jul 9, 2017 at 1:09 am
      If you don't have any usefull topic just talk about terrorism.
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        Mohammad Dar
        Jul 9, 2017 at 2:25 am
        foundation of hinduism illegality by faith,
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        Mohammad Dar
        Jul 9, 2017 at 1:09 am
        Sure, sure, who knows hindrance to truth hinduism terrorism? none other than hogs of hinduism racism by faith, in human form, from the hindu filthy zoo of hinduism racism by faith, loaded with children of a hindu crook languor by faith, called bhart,
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          Narai
          Jul 9, 2017 at 12:56 am
          Arvind Panagariya will make the best Defense Minister in the World. He already has lot of connections to PROCURE all the defense equipments available in the world including the latest thermonuclear bomb technology from North K o r e a.(It should be remembered that our Bharat Mata's thermonuclear bomb was a GREAT DUD in 1998). Arvind Panagariya has contacted Kim Jong Un and soon Modi will visit NK and from there claim the PROCUREMENT as a great victory!!!!
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            Mohammad Dar
            Jul 9, 2017 at 1:11 am
            But hind swinging miss india will accompany him , by the hindu immoral tradition of hindus, crooks, to lay her under Kim, to rob him of his thermo nuclear technology.
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            mark
            Jul 9, 2017 at 12:50 am
            "A Sherpa is a personal representative of the leader of a member country at an international Summit meeting" but coming from "sherpa" as high-al ude porters in mountain expeditions, in turn coming from the name of an ethnic group coming from Eastern Tibet somewhere in the 16th century (actually "sharpa / sharwa, means "esterner) settling first in Western Tibet then moving to the South of Everest (the Solukhumbu district of Nepal). In the 19th century a good number of them moved to Darjeeling ... My question is: is it proper that high ranking governement officials be described with name of a mountain tribe from Nepal?, please tell me. Otherwise PLS also note that Turkey is now also leaving Paris agreement
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              Venu
              Jul 9, 2017 at 12:07 am
              We should also gain international support to exponentially increase INDIAN en-COUNTER TERRORISM UNLEASHED BY STATE OFFICIAL TERRORISTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FOR OPPOSING MODI SoB.
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                dv1936
                Jul 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm
                The kingpin of terrorism is P'stan, start from there.
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                  CP
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm
                  Really. Can we have the same influence over the Hindu radical vigilantes who are killing indians on a weekly basis.
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                    dv1936
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm
                    Which b of are you
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