Unanimity in BRICS on combating cross-border terror and its supporters

BRICS: PM Modi said the leaders were unanimous in recognising the threat that terror, extremism and radicalization present to regional and global peace, stability and economic prosperity.

By: PTI | Benaulim | Updated: October 17, 2016 4:15 pm
BRICS, BRICS summit, BRICS 2016, BRICS Goa summit, BRICS Goa 2016, Prime minister Modi, Narendra Modi, Modi, PM Modi, terrorism, combat terrorism, cross border terrorism, india news, indian express Goa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with, left to right, Brazilian President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma addressing the BRICS Business Council meeting during BRICS Summit in Benaulim, Goa on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Combating cross-border terrorism and its supporters will be a key priority for BRICS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday announcing decisions taken by top leaders of the five-nation influential grouping at its annual summit. In his concluding remarks at the BRICS summit, Modi said it was agreed at the summit that those who nurture, shelter, support and sponsor forces of violence and terror are as much a “threat to us” as terrorists themselves and efforts must be speeded up to deal with the menace.

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This is seen as a boost to India’s stand on the issue as it has been pitching for isolation of Pakistan for its ‘terror export’. Modi said the leaders were unanimous in recognising the threat that terror, extremism and radicalization present to regional and global peace, stability and economic prosperity.

“We underscored the need for close coordination on tracking sources of terrorist financing and target the hardware of terrorism, including weapons’ supplies, ammunition, equipment and training,” he said.

He said there was unanimity in recognising the threat that terrorism, extremism and radicalisation presents and BRICS leaders expressed commitment to strengthen consultations and cooperation on matters of security.

“We underscored the need for close coordination on tracking sources of terrorist financing,” he said. On key agenda of the grouping, Modi said putting the global economy back on track was another focus point of the deliberations, adding the discussions at the summit were “detailed, substantive and productive”.

The Prime Minister said there was deliberations on possibility of setting up an independent BRICS Rating Agency based on market-oriented principles, in order to further strengthen the global governance architecture.

Modi said the Goa declaration lays a comprehensive vision for cooperation within BRICS and international issues.

The Prime Minister said there was also a clear need to build norms, create structures and pool capacities to stop tax evasion, and fight against black money and corruption.

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    Ikok
    Oct 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    A new Raag is introduced by Indian Govt.. Raag terror.. it is to be sung when feeling peace and tranquillity.. People are advised to listen everyday till the election
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      IML sood
      Oct 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm
      Well done great PM of India, this great success is tight slap on stan and his Govt. hater in this country. Their useless rants out of frustration and jealousy are bound to come out soon.
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        MyTake
        Oct 16, 2016 at 7:10 pm
        Hiw the terrorism started and what was the seed that gave rise to it?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In Islam it is accepted by certain school of thoughts that if you can not "fight" directly, you can give money to some one to do the "fighting" for you! It doubles the "benefit" one for you and one for the "fighter"! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Being largely poor, many for better economic "life" found this as a way out to "live" a better as well as a "blessed" life! Then of course it became an industry by itself! And now its a terror machine which is even "blessed" by one God!
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          Mytake
          Oct 16, 2016 at 7:15 pm
          ... and surprise surprise it now even found a taker in an would be "super power" (China) of the world!!
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            Vijay Simha
            Oct 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm
            The BRICS summit was very well organized and orchestrated by or PM and the current ruling part of our country.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We need to create a BRICs VISA for all business people from BRICs countries who will get VISA on entry to India.
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              Aamir Khan
              Oct 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm
              As usual Its all drama from Modi just to take anti stan votes....Nothing happen in past and nothing will happen in future
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              Aamir Khan
              Oct 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm
              I am a moodi..Former Gujrat CMvolved in killing of thousands..Banned for travelling to USA/UK and Europe...Used Hindu religion as politics.....Now i am PM of India
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                count
                Oct 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm
                Very good job Prime Minister Mr. Modi. Appropriated your efforts to safe guard India from terrorist country stan.
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