BRICS Summit 2016: Talks Between India and China on Terror Mastermind Masood Azhar to Continue | October 15, 2016, 8:55 PM IST
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Panjim: The eighth BRICS Summit 2016, an association that groups five major emerging economies kicked off in Goa on Saturday. The five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — represent over 3.6 billion people, or half of the world population and they have a combined GDP of $16.6 trillion.

Highlighting boosting economic growth, improving global governance and pushing BRICS cooperation, the Goa summit is expected to produce common solutions that are effective and inclusive.

The summit is drawing a lot of attention from across the world amid increasing uncertainties about global economic recovery and the rising anti-globalisation sentiment in the West.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier on Saturday and was to meet other leaders on the sidelines of the summit, said they will discuss ways to address "pressing international and regional challenges that stand in the way of our goals".

India is likely to push for unity among the BRICS members to remove the logjam at the UN on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) for effectively dealing with terrorism.

The BRICS leaders are scheduled to engage in dialogue with counterparts from members of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation to boost regional cooperation.

(With inputs from PTI)

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PM Modi will meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bhutan counterpart Tshering Tobgay on Sunday

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Dressed in ethnic jackets, BRICS leaders proceed to an informal dinner 

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National security advisers of India, China will meet soon to once again examine the issue of UN sanctions on Masood Azhar, says Vikas Swarup

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PM Modi also thanked Zuma for his country support to India’s NSG membership bid: Swarup

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PM Modi greatly appreciated the solidarity South Africa expressed with India after the Uri attack: Vikas Swarup

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Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup now briefs the media on the meeting between Modi and South African President Jacob Zuma

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Xi said the commonalities between India and China far outweigh the differences, says Swarup

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Xi agreed that terrorism is on an increase, and India and China must step up counter-terrorism mechanism: Swarup

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Both sides recognised terrorism as a key issue, says Swarup

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Modi and Xi noted that economic cooperation has significantly increased between the two countries: Swarup

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Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup briefs the media

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Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping was fruitful, tweets PM Narendra Modi 

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Modi-Xi meeting ends. PM meets South African President Jacob Zuma now 

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The BRICS leaders are scheduled to make a joint appearance later today

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also present at the delegation-level talks

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Modi-Xi meeting gets underway 

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The two leaders have met and will hold talks shortly 

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The Modi-Xi meet is likely to be followed by a press briefing by the Ministry of External Affairs

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While other nations have backed India’s surgical strikes on terror camps in Pakistan-held territory, China has shown public restraint

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The Modi-Xi talks also coincide with a growing chorus to boycott China-made products in India, a move the Chinese state media says will damage ties

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The Modi-Xi meeting comes days after China extended a $24-billion line of credit to Bangladesh, countering India’s $2 billion 

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China and India have lived with territorial disputes, but the geopolitical contention between them is mostly hyped by some ill-intentioned people, Global Times said 

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Hours before the talks, China’s state state-run Global Times decried West's "bad mouthing" of the five-member bloc 

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Range of key bilateral and international issues, including threat of terrorism, also likely to figure in talks

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Modi likely to raise India's NSG membership bid and China’s repeated blocking of a UN ban on Pathankot Masood Azhar with Xi Jinping 

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More than 40 Tibetans arrested from Margao town of Goa for protesting against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit: PTI

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Below are the other agreements signed during President Vladimir Putin's visit for the annual India-Russia summit: 

- A shareholders agreement for 226 Kamov helicopters 

- A memorandum of understanding to develop transport logistics system

- A pact on creating a united ship-building corporation

- An agreement on education and training 

- An MoU on urban development and smart city projects 

- A pact on cooperation between Indian and Russian railways

- Announcement in relation to successful execution of documents between Rossnev and Essar for oil 

- Space cooperation between Russian space Corporation and ISRO


(With inputs from IANS)

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other Indian delegates interact with guests at the BRICS Summit in Goa. (Picture courtesy: Parikshit Luthra for

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India expressed gratitude to Russia for its unequivocal condemnation of the terror attack on Uri Army base: S Jaishankar,Foreign Secy

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We both affirmed the need for zero tolerance in dealing with terrorists & their supporters: PM Modi 

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 We deeply appreciate Russia’s understanding and support of our actions to fight cross-border terrorism that threatens our entire region: PM Modi

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Russia’s clear stand on the need to combat Terrorism mirrors our own

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I am aware of your (President Putin) deep affection for India, ours is a truly privileged and unique relationship: PM Modi at BRICS summit in Goa

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An old friend is always better than two new friends: PM Modi on Russia while addressing bilateral summit

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MoU & agreement signed in Education, Power, Space Exploration, Infra-development, Railways Sectors among others

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India, Russia sign agreement to cooperate on shipbuilding and specialist training in Andhra Pradesh

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10 major India-Russia agreements inked; Gas pipelines, Railways on the list

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MoU on Smart City in Andhra Pradesh with Russia signed

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Finance Minister , Defence Minister, NSA and Foreign secretary present for bilateral summit which will begin in sometime

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Dabolim city for the BRICS Summit. 

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Prime Minister Modi welcomes Brazilian President Michel Temer. 

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Prime Minister Modi extends a warm welcome to the South African President Jacob G. Zuma. 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's arrival in Goa to attend the BRICS Summit was delayed due to poor visibility with thick fog making it difficult for his plane to land in the coastal state.


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The Summit brings on one platform, the leaders of five emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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Welcome to the live coverage of the eighth BRICS Summit 2016 being held in Goa. 

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