Addressing a plenary session of the BRICS Summit in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday a selective approach to countering terrorist individuals or organisations will be futile and counter-productive.
“Terrorists funding, their weapon supply, training and political support must be systematically cut off. Selective approaches to terrorist individuals and organizations will not only be futile but also counter-productive,” Modi said.
Modi’s remarks came just hours after he launched a scathing but unnamed attack on Pakistan, calling it the “mother-ship” of terrorism with whom extremist modules across the world are linked.
During his concluding remarks, the Prime Minister said,“We agreed that those who nurture, shelter, support and sponsor forces of violence and terror are as much a threat to us as terrorists themselves.”
“We were also one in agreeing that BRICS need to work together and act decisively to combat this threat,” Modi said.
Below are the highlights of the Summit:
• “Terrorism in all its form is unacceptable and cross border terrorism is the worst form of terrorism”, said Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay : Vikas Swarup.
He further added that Bhutan PM further said that in the aftermath of Uri attack, Bhutan stands shoulder to shoulder with India.
• The two leaders (Indian PM Modi and Sri Lanka President Sirisena) reviewed the development partnership of both nations during bilateral talks held. PM Modi briefed the Sri Lankan President about the Uri Attack and expressed gratitude for sharing the grief : MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup
• Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup briefs the media after PM Narendra Modi’s meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay.
•We acknowledge that international terror, especially SIL & affiliated terror groups & individuals, constitute a global threat to peace & security: Goa declaration
•We strongly condemn the recent several attacks, against some BRICS countries, including that in India: Goa declaration at BRICS Summit
•I would like to thank my fellow leaders for their unqualified support in ensuring a successful 8th BRICS Summit: PM Modi
•We welcome the early entry into force of the Paris Climate agreement, India was proud to ratify it on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi: PM Modi
•We agreed that those who nurture, shelter, support & sponsor forces of violence & terror are as much a threat to us as terrorists themselves: PM Modi
•Business communities are strongest proponents for closer & faster commercial cooperation.Their partnerships create wealth &value in our societies: PM Modi
•We have adopted the Goa declaration that lays a comprehensive vision for our cooperation within BRICS and international issues: PM Modi
•PM Narendra Modi begins the BRICS 2016 press statement
•We believe that our industrial cooperation can become more effective: Russian President Vladimir Putin
•Would like to congratulate PM Narendra Modi for the effort to take BRICS out of meeting rooms, to public spaces: Michel Temer
•We all can expand our partnership in different areas: Brazilian President Michel Temer
•I visited India in 2014, hardworking people and colourful traditions of this great country left a deep impression on me: Chinese President Xi Jinping
•Our response to terror must be nothing less than comprehensive, we need to act both individually and collectively. Terrorism casts a long shadow on our development and economic prosperity, it has grown more lethal, says PM Modi in Goa
•Security and counter terrorism cooperation is necessary if we have to safeguard the lives of our citizens: PM Modi
•We look forward to translating into reality the idea of BRICS credit rating agency: PM Modi
•BRICS Trade Fair just concluded, it should become a regular platform for business exchanges: PM Modi
•In a world of uncertainties, BRICS stands as a beacon of peace, potential and promise: PM Modi
•We must speed up the work on setting up BRICS agricultural research centre, railway research network and BRICS Sports council: PM Modi
•We are celebrating 10 years of our partnership under BRICS, it has produced strong benefits of cooperation: PM Modi
•Plenary session of BRICS Summit 2016 underway in Goa
•We count on the BRICS Business Council to work with us to achieve our common aim: PM Modi
•We would encourage the BRICS Business Council to work closely with the NDB on identifying and implementing prospective economic projects: PM Modi
•We have transformed India into one of the most open economies in the world today: PM Modi
•Business communities are strongest proponents for closer &faster commercial cooperation.Their partnerships create wealth & value in our societies: PM Modi
•PM begins remarks at BRICS business council:Promoting economic &commercial engagement has been a foundational impulse in creation of BRICS
PM concludes by mentioning non-conventional security challenges, from threats on cyberspace and piracy on high seas to human trafficking pic.twitter.com/OCW2szBW46— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) October 16, 2016
•India has recently ratified the Paris Climate Agreement. We are committed to a harmonious balance between development and climate change: PM Modi
Terror modules around the world are linked to this mother-ship (Pakistan) : PM @htTweets— Jayanth Jacob (@jayanthjacob) October 16, 2016
•The most serious direct threat to our eco prosperity is terrorism, mother-ship is a country in India’s neighbourhood: PM Modi
•If new drivers of growth have to take root, there must be unhindered flow of skilled talent, ideas, technology & capital across borders: PM Modi
•BRICS must play an active role in setting a direction that supports our common aspirations and goals: PM Modi
•PM Modi says BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason & purposeful action.
•PM Modi with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay.
•PM Narendra Modi hold bilateral meting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena berfore the start of BRICS events.
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