New Delhi(PTI): Pressing for the need to delink terror from religion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi…
NEW DELHI: Talking tough on Pakistan at the BRICS Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the “most serious” direct threat to regional security was terrorism, whose “mothership” was a country in India’s neighbourhood.
The Prime Minister also said that country nurtures a mindset that loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains.
Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jacob Zuma and South African leader Michel Temer at the BRICS Summit’s “restricted” segment, Modi said terror modules around the world are linked to this “mothership”.
“In our own region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development. Tragically its mothership is a country in India’s neighbourhood. Terror modules around the world are linked to this mothership,” he said.
As many as 115 events have been planned for the summit, the theme of which is ‘BRICS’ Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions. The focus is on giving a fillip to people-to-people contact.
The events include two parliamentary meetings, 15 ministerial-level meetings, 56 senior officials’ meeting of working groups and expert groups, 27 workshops, three track-two events and five events along business pillars.
Summit leaders will also look at BRICS cooperation with other emerging economies, issues of climate change, sustainable development goals (SDGs), financing for development and how to increase people-to-people contact. In this connection, India hosted the first ever tourism convention of all BRICS countries.
(With ANI inputs)
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PM Modi’s concluding speech:
#MoUs on Agricultural research, co-operation between diplomatic academies & regulations on custom cooperation signed
#The discussions were useful and forward looking
PM:We agreed that those who nurture,shelter,support &sponsor forces of violence &terror are as much a threat to us as terrorists themselves pic.twitter.com/rySxHgmw47
Plenary session of BRICS Summit 2016:
#Selective approaches to terrorists, individuals and organisations will not only be futile but also counter productive: PM Modi
#I visited India in 2014, hardworking people and colorful traditions of this great country left me a deep impression
#Terrorists funding, their weapon supply, training and political support must be systematically cut off
#We need to deepen the security cooperation between our NSAs, early adoption of Comprehensive Convention on Int’l Terrorism will be an expression of our resolve to fight this menace
#Combating terrorism including cross border terrorism and its supporters will be key #BRICS priority
PM begins statement at BRICS 2016 Plenary:
# The footprint of intra-BRICS engagement has expanded to include large areas of eco activity.
# In a world of new security challenges and continuing economic uncertainties, BRICS stands as a beacon of peace, potential and promise.
# BRICS Trade Fair just concluded, it should become a regular platform for business exchanges.
# We look forward to translating into reality the idea of BRICS credit rating agency.
# Security and counter terrorism cooperation is necessary if we have to safeguard the lives of our citizens.
PM begins remarks at BRICS business council
Promoting economic & commercial engagement has been a foundational impulse in creation of BRICS
Business communities are strongest proponents for closer &faster commercial cooperation .Their partnership create wealth &value in our societies.
In India, we have undertaken substantial reforms in last 2 years to streamline & simplify governance, especially doing business in India.
NDB’s success is concrete result of our common efforts.It has kept clean energy, green &sustainable infra as its priority. We welcome it.
We would encourage the BRICS Business Council to work closely with the NDB on identifying and implementing prospective economic projects.
PM Narendra Modi at BRICS
# BRICS must play an active role in setting a direction that supports our common aspirations and goals
# If new drivers of growth have to take root, there must be unhindered flow of skilled talent, ideas, technology & capital across borders
# The most serious direct threat to our eco prosperity is terrorism; tragically, its mother-ship is a country in India’s neighborhood. BRICS must speak in one voice against this threat.
# The growing arc of terrorism today threatens Middle East, West Asia, Europe and South Asia.
# A mindset that loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains. It’s a mindset that we strongly condemn. And, against whcih we as BRICS need to stand and act together.
# BRICS country must work together for early adoption of CCIT, step up practical cooperation against terrorism.
# India has recently ratified the Paris Climate Agreement. We are committed to a harmonious balance between development and climate change.
# PM Modi concludes by mentioning non-conventional security challenges, from threats on cyberspace and piracy on high seas to human trafficking.