BRICS recognised ‘state protected terrorism as biggest challenge’, says Sushma Swaraj

The minister stressed that "terrorism is universally recognised as a key threat to peace, a truly global challenge"

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2016 12:36 pm


UNGA, sushma swaraj, swaraj speech, swaraj unga speech, congress, pakistan terrorism, pakistani terrorists, india pakistan, indian express news, uri attack, attacks in india External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, US. (Source: Reuters photo)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said the just-concluded BRICS Summit in Goa recognised “state sponsored and state protected terrorism” as the “biggest” challenge and that it could no longer be the business as usual while dealing with the threat.

“State sponsored and state protected terrorism is the biggest challenge: BRICS Summit saw a growing recognition that there cannot be business as usual when it comes to dealing with terrorism,” Sushma Swaraj said.

The minister stressed that “terrorism is universally recognised as a key threat to peace, a truly global challenge”

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  1. G
    Oct 18, 2016 at 10:08 am
    No BRICS country said what Swaraj says to the foolish people of India and those who think they are educated.
    1. N
      Oct 18, 2016 at 10:07 am
      SWISSma Swaraj has taken time off from managing the finances of BJP and its so called leaders in the SWISS banks operating from LIECHTENSTEIN. That scam is about to reveal itself soon.
      1. D
        Oct 18, 2016 at 8:59 am
        To Counter BRICS, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan aligns with Rwanda, Iraq, Congo, Kazakhstan and;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They are calling themselves lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;P R I C K S!lt;br/gt; .lt;br/gt;.
        1. C
          Oct 18, 2016 at 8:18 am
          This is called lying in the face while looking into the eyes. The statement issued by the Chinese MoFA is a good reflection of the BRICS position.
          1. O
            O P
            Oct 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm
            What is new about it? The point is did India get what it wanted or it should have got from the recently concluded BRICS Summit?
            1. P
              Parth Garg
              Oct 18, 2016 at 8:25 am
              We almost forgot that Madam Swaraj is our External Affairs Minister.
              1. R
                Ramesh Chhabra
                Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 am
                We or she has forget that she is foreign minister.
                1. S
                  Shyamal Ganguly
                  Oct 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm
                  BRICS is a failed body. India must talk vehemently against two members Russia and China who failed to declare JAish and Let as terror groups - though UN does. What a waste of money pleasing Putin and signing a deal worth 70,000 Crores.???
                  1. T
                    Oct 18, 2016 at 10:59 am
                    Our External Affairs minister has been performing good individually, but as far as BRICS is concerned, the group does not seem to be doing any good to India. It is better that we do not get involved much in this group or a full withdrawal won't be too bad;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is time that we stand alone in international strategic affairs, without depending on others. We are capable of that today. No other country shall be trusted or depended on strategic affairs, and there is no point in such diplomatic activities, in international summits, as no other world power is interested in India's strategic affairs other than our neighbors, since India does not have oil reserves or any compelling strategic value to countries other than;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It will be better if our PM concentrates only on topics of economic interests in his foreign agenda, rather than keeping on complaining to others about our neighbors.
                    1. T
                      Oct 18, 2016 at 10:47 am
                      pls do not link decent nations like Congo, Kazakhstan and Rwanda with stan even for sarcasm.
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