Panjim: Day 2 of the eighth BRICS Summit 2016, an association that groups five major emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - kicked off in Goa on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a bilateral meeting with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay ahead of the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit.
Earlier on Sunday, Modi also met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
India's invitation to BIMSTEC countries instead of the SAARC countries is being seen as another step towards cornering Pakistan which also happens to be one of the main agendas of India for the eighth BRICS Summit.
BIMSTEC, known as Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, groups seven countries — Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.
India on Day 2 is geared up to further rally the international community against Pakistan after a series of deadly cross-border attacks.
The second day of the eighth BRICS summit is also expected to produce effective and inclusive common solutions to boost economic growth, trade relations and improve global governance.
16 Oct, 2017 | Pakistan and Sri Lanka in UAE PAK vs SL 219/950.0 overs 187/1048.0 oversPakistan beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs
15 Oct, 2017 | Bangladesh in South Africa BAN vs SA 278/750.0 overs 282/042.5 oversSouth Africa beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets
13 Oct, 2017 | Pakistan and Sri Lanka in UAE PAK vs SL 292/650.0 overs 209/850.0 oversPakistan beat Sri Lanka by 83 runs
10 Oct, 2017 | Australia in India IND vs AUS 118/1020.0 overs 122/215.3 oversAustralia beat India by 8 wickets
08 Oct, 2017 | ICC World Cricket League Championship SCO vs PNG 203/1049.2 overs 204/548.0 oversPapua New Guinea beat Scotland by 5 wickets