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.
18 Feb, 2018 | India in South Africa IND vs SA 203/520.0 overs 175/920.0 oversIndia beat South Africa by 28 runs
18 Feb, 2018 | Sri Lanka in Bangladesh SL vs BAN 210/420.0 overs 135/1018.4 oversSri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 75 runs
18 Feb, 2018 | Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-Series ENG vs NZ 194/720.0 overs 192/420.0 oversEngland beat New Zealand by 2 runs
16 Feb, 2018 | Zimbabwe and Afghanistan in UAE ZIM vs AFG 134/1038.0 overs 135/021.1 oversAfghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets
16 Feb, 2018 | Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-Series NZ vs AUS 243/620.0 overs 245/518.5 oversAustralia beat New Zealand by 5 wickets