BRICS summit Goa: Here’s a quick round-up

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 18, 2016 12:36 pm
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The eighth BRICS summit was held in Goa where leaders from India, Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa participated to discuss a number of issues. The 2016 summit adopted ‘Goa declaration’ covering a number of issues concerning all the countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a forceful plea to global fight terrorism.

The summit was held at a time when India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over growing terrorist activities in the Valley and China’s move in United Nations where it used the veto to avoid designating JeM chief Masood Azhar a terrorist.

On the sidelines of 2016 BRICS summit, PM Narendra Modi also met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, both of whom backed India’s firm stand against cross-border terrorism after the Uri attack.

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However, the word cross-border terrorism and Pakistan’s role in using terror as a tool against India did not find a voice in the Goa declaration. PM Narendra Modi repeatedly raised the issue of terrorism during the meet. On the first day of the summit, Modi targeted Pakistan calling it the ‘mothership’ of terrorism. “Terror modules around the world are linked to this mothership. This country shelters not just terrorists. It nurtures a mindset,” Modi said during the meet on Sunday.

He reiterated the stand and called on BRICS nations to come together and act against terrorism and countries which were supporting it.

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Responding to this, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing said: “Everyone knows that India and Pakistan are victims of terrorism. Pakistan has made huge efforts and great sacrifices in fighting terrorism. I think the international community should respect this.”

Chinese premier Xi Jinping, however, didn’t budge from his stand on Masood Azhar and India’s entry to the Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG).

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On the other hand, Brazil softened its stand on India’s entry to NSG and said that it will ‘work with others to help India move towards its membership’. Brazilian President Michel Temer’s comment came four months after his country joined China and half a dozen other countries to block India from entering the group.

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  1. A
    Oct 18, 2016 at 10:27 am
    The morale of the story, get India to a world economic stage, when countries will think twice to support anti India campaigns or not support pro India resolutions. Rest is hype and will not work. India's only way to make world see terror machine, is when India gets to a point of having a capability of hurting so called world powers economically.
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    Logeswaran K
    Oct 18, 2016 at 7:54 am
    Other countries in BRICS wouldn't have suffered so much of losses because of terrorism, hence they're reluctant to agree with Modi on cross border terrorism. stan houses lots of terrorist groups and China aids stan on that. Hence we can't get support from China. On the other hand Russia earlier suffered terrorism during separation and creation of many new countries from Russia. Brasil and South Africa can be much more diplomatic partners with India on any issue and can go together. Russia is a egoistic nation and wanted to be powerful in the world rather than economic growth, hence when we move little closer to US, Russia will be hesitant to support us.
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      jrs chauhan
      Oct 19, 2016 at 2:54 pm
      Modi kaam me zeero meedia banaa raha hai heero.
      1. G
        Oct 18, 2016 at 8:15 am
        Kudos to PM Modi for baring the fangs of China,USA, and Russia, who arelt;br/gt;keeping India within limits prescribed by them by remote and insidelt;br/gt;control of stan and India, including unleashing of terror againstlt;br/gt;India! Gwadar port is complete! Balochs are being macred. POK islt;br/gt;thrashed. But the issue of terror is big. China in its addresslt;br/gt;mentioned climate change- what an infinitely bigger terror! All nationslt;br/gt;rooted in modern civilization are subscribing to its terror via itslt;br/gt;designs- dams, nuclear energy programs, nuclear weapons, GMOs, concretelt;br/gt;jungles..Fossil fired power and other specialisations in a society oflt;br/gt;specialists. All must come together and abandon modern civilization,lt;br/gt;recognise the truth of true knowledge and build a normal way of life,lt;br/gt;with nature's economy and ecology as the base. Congrats Modiji. Continuelt;br/gt;to bare the fangs of modern civilization and pave the path towardslt;br/gt;;br/gt;See Modern and Normal Civilizations/R. Ashok Kumar
        1. G
          Oct 18, 2016 at 11:46 am
          Better still, create a win win situation for all from a position of invincible strength- a zero cost normal way of life. Read the ref below and comment.
          1. T
            Oct 18, 2016 at 8:01 am
            one more slap on modi , what ever good things Manmohan singh as done as a PM , this who don't no any thing how to control the country as destro country' future amd may also been sold the country to america or islrail
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