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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  1. P
    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:35 am
    Continental usually is pork sausages, roast beef,mashed potatoes
    1. M
      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.
    2. A
      abdul hameed
      Oct 15, 2016 at 10:45 am
      Again jumla giri.
      1. P
        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
        1. B
          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.
          1. D
            Oct 15, 2016 at 2:52 pm
            stan will be divided into 4;br/gt;insha;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai;br/gt;;br/gt;''''''''
            1. E
              Oct 15, 2016 at 10:55 am
              Best foreign policy pla by india. thank yoult;br/gt;fromlt;br/gt;
            2. L
              Oct 15, 2016 at 9:12 am
              What will Modi do if Putin wants to eat beef steak for dinner?
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