Brics Summit 2016 Goa: PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping discuss terror, NSG, Masood Azhar, says MEA

BRICS 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold extensive bilateral talks with heads of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa on the sidelines of BRICS summit

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 9:26 pm
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Shortly after concluding delegation-level talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. After the meeting, PM Modi said, “My meeting with President Xi Jinping was fruitful. We discussed various aspects of India-China ties.” Earlier in the day, PM Modi and Vladimir Putin held delegation-level talks on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Goa. Both leaders later made statements detailing the partnership between the two countries.

India and Russia signed a total of 16 agreements mostly in the fields of defence, energy, power, shipbuilding and space. Both PM Modi and President Putin also lay the foundation of units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant via video conferencing.

“We agreed to work on an annual military industrial conference that will allow stakeholders on both sides to institute and push collaboration,” said PM Modi. He called Russia an ‘old friend of India.’

Top heads of state including Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African president Jacob Zuma are in Goa to attend the 8th BRICS summit. Representatives from the BIMSTEC countries will also be present at the summit. BRICS is an association of emerging national economies comprising of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

This year’s summit is themed on ‘Building Responsive, Inclusive and collective solutions.’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the state Friday night, will be hosting a dinner for the state heads Sunday night. While the meetings are happening at multiple venues in the coastal state, the Leela resort is the place where all these leaders and their key delegates will be converging for the state dinner, a hotel spokesperson told PTI. The resort, that overlooks the tranquil Sal river and the lofty Betul mountains, is situated on the pristine Mobor beach.

Also read: China may carry Pak message to India at BRICS

Pakistan, with whom India is currently having increased tensions, is likely to be the flavour of the summit. When PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping later Saturday for bilateral talks, the foreign leader is likely to impress for resumption of engagement with Pakistan. Sources told the Indian Express that if India and the region have to develop, then Beijing must tell Islamabad to mend its ways.

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    Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:35 am
    Continental usually is pork sausages, roast beef,mashed potatoes
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      module
      Oct 15, 2016 at 10:08 am
      Good Modiji. Russia, always been a good and faithful friend of India. They did lots of works in India. Since they won't take Indian/foreign currency, but supply everything in exchange of FMGC/Food stuffs and other goods, is a better deals. More over they love/respect Indian cultures/people. But Putin more clever than other Russian Leaders.
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        abdul hameed
        Oct 15, 2016 at 10:45 am
        Again jumla giri.
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          PN badri
          Oct 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm
          China is hard nut to Crack by so called dynamic Modiji and even Americans scared of China's mighty power. e.g south China sea issue
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            Bir Chilarai
            Oct 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm
            There is no point in talking to China, USA, Russia or any country about stan. In fact it looks feeble on our part. We have to take care of stan by ourselves and IMO, the most effective way is to withdraw from the Indus Water Treaty citing the unnecessary delays caused by stan's constantly dragging us to arbitration. We should ure the s that we will only have projects which won't affect their water flow but that very fact that we have our fist around their jugular will do wonders. This should also be accompanied by significant covert operations inside PoK and Balochistan that disrupt CPEC projects and attack terrorist camps by what we should call "freedom fighters" who we give full diplomatic and moral support to. We have to make the cost unbearably high for China and we can do it by using plausible deniability, just like stan and China are doing to us. We will never wind the respect of other nations if we beseech them to do our work for us.
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              DD
              Oct 15, 2016 at 2:52 pm
              stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;''''''''
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                erptree
                Oct 15, 2016 at 10:55 am
                Best foreign policy pla by india. thank yoult;br/gt;fromlt;br/gt;
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                  lafanga
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 9:12 am
                  What will Modi do if Putin wants to eat beef steak for dinner?
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                    keki
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:53 am
                    A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush/?? Putin birdie is a world cl ISIS buster
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                      Murthy
                      Oct 15, 2016 at 8:53 am
                      BRICS offers a good platform for Premier Modi to bring pressure on China. India's stature in BRICS is now higher thanks to the intelligent diplomacy of Narendra Modi.
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                        naidu kare
                        Oct 15, 2016 at 5:59 am
                        goa is a nice place. beautiful and no FOOD restrictions. Let the leaders not complain that they could not get what they like to eat.
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                          Parth Garg
                          Oct 15, 2016 at 10:53 am
                          ‘An old friend better than two new friends,’ If this be true why move all over the world in search of new friends?
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                            PRAVIN S
                            Oct 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                            One more angle India stan inability to resolve conflicts is that of global arms market. India remains is world’s largest arms importer accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 Its biggest suppliers are Russia, the USA, Israel and France. stan too has to compete with India So the supplier of arms to both the countries will always want the conflicts to continue.lt;br/gt;tax money which should have been utilized for development, eradication of poverty, in the fight against environmental problems and diseases etc is being diverted to arms business.
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                              PRAVIN S
                              Oct 15, 2016 at 9:48 am
                              by ociating with great u cant become great - feku thinks by just shake handing he can be of putins statuture - while he is not equal to his naillt;br/gt;putin here has not come for his friendship but only for money to deliever that to russia - as russia is in economic crisis - enginerred by fekus master USA - so here feku becoming friend of all - at real need crisis all will throw him like buble gum
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                                PRAVIN S
                                Oct 15, 2016 at 9:51 am
                                putin is pilot ex KGB spy , martial art master , musician, international diplomat , politicionlt;br/gt;what is feku - ex chai wala now jumla king
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                                  PRAVIN S
                                  Oct 15, 2016 at 10:08 am
                                  we people only want big people to befriend to take credit without work - so only 36 crore g ods but no go d rescues - frequent killing of soldiers on border
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                                    r
                                    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm
                                    Feku's did not have fun with your maa. Do not cry. He is doing what MMS could not so.
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                                      r
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                                      Ur maa can rescue by going to stanis
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                                        r
                                        Oct 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                                        Your father is a p@im@p
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                                          Raghunath
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 3:19 pm
                                          Well said. This is an open secret. India and stan are puppets in a global arms game. The foreign powers will decide when these two countries should wage a war. That is when the arms stock pile of both the countries reach an economical saturation. You may know that 1st World war was decided by arms cartel.
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                                            Raj
                                            Oct 15, 2016 at 10:11 am
                                            Modi said this, India said that, India expresses, Jaishankar said...lt;br/gt;It appears like none of the other leaders of BRICS are opening their mouth (for various reasons). A g shadow puppet show this is turning out to be, this...lt;br/gt;.
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