BRICS - the summit of the five-member group - will begin in Goa today. State heads of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa are going to participate in the eighth summit slated to begin in Goa. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Goa yesterday. With terrorism on agenda, the BRICS nations will also focus on enhanced people-to-people contacts.
Terrorism, radicalisation and transnational crimes pose grave threats to each one of us: PM Modi at BRICS - BIMSTEC Outreach Summit
- Geographical barriers and borders pose no limitations on those who wish to harm our societies.
- In South Asia and BIMSTEC, all nation states barring one, are motivated to pursue a path of peace for its people.
- Unfortunately, this country in India's neighbourhood embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism. Terrorism has become its favourite child, and the child in turn has come to define the essential character and nature of its parent.
- The time to condemn state-sponsored terrorism is long gone, it's time to stand up and act, and act boldly.
- Those who nurture the philosophy of terror must be sent a clear message to mend their ways or be isolated in the civilised world.
PM Modi addresses the BRICS- BIMSTEC Outreach Summit
- Together we represent almost two thirds of humanity. We are united by similar challenges and concerns.
- There are many economic opportunities. We have shared aspirations for growth, development, commerce and technology.
- Technology can bridge gaps and connect communities. It can also deliver services that make a difference in our daily lives.
- Environment and disaster management are areas where we can work together.
What Is BRICS-#BIMSTEC Outreach Summit All About?
- The highlight of Goa session will be the outreach to the BIMSTEC countries
- The first BRICS-BRIMSTEC outreach summit will be held later today
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: PM Modi
We understood the need of close coordination in various fields: PM Modi
- Been an honour and privilege to welcome all the leaders to the beautiful state of Goa.
- Our discussions spread over 3 sessions were substantive and productive
- In the morning we discussed global issues including terrorism, need to reform global governance architecture
- The conversation was useful and forward-looking. As we mark a decade of BRICS it is particularly timely
Goa BRICS declaration adopted, says PM Modi
PM Modi on approach against terrorism
Goals From Goa
- We look forward to a BRICS Credit Rating Agency, and speeding up Agriculture Research Centre, Railway Research Network, & Sports Council
- Second, transform the quantum and quality of trade and investment linkages among BRICS
- Third, focus on key priorities of our economic transformations
- Fourth, secure our societies. In the world we inhabit today, security and counter-terrorism cooperation are essential
- Thriving people-to-people exchanges is the lifeblood of BRICS
PM Modi: We should set ourselves a target to double intra-BRICS to US Dollars five hundred billion by 2020.
Selective approaches to terrorists organisation and individuals will be counterproductive: PM Modi
The world we inhabit today, security and counterterrorism is necessary. Terrorism casts a long shadow on our progress and prosperity
Selective approaches to terrorists organisation and individuals will be counterproductive. No self-serving grounds, criminality should be the only basis for action against individuals and organisations carrying out terrorist acts
Under India's chairmanship we have placed emphasis on digital tech, smart cities, urbanisation: PM Modi
The footprint of intra-BRICS engagement has expanded to include large areas of eco activity, says PM Modi
PM Modi addresses the plenary session of BRICS
In a world of uncertainties, BRICS stands as a beacon of peace, potential and promise, says PM.
PM Modi lists India's aim.
Growth is strong and we are taking steps to keep the momentum going: PM Modi
PM Modi addresses BRICS Business Council
- In India we have undertaken substantial reforms in the last 2 years
- We have moved ahead in all global indices that measure such results
- We have transformed India into one of the most open economies in the world today
BRICS Leaders' Restricted Meeting ends
"The most serious direct threat to our eco prosperity is terrorism; Tragically, its mother-ship is a country in India's neighborhood, says PM Modi
BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason, says PM Modi at restricted meeting
BRICS leaders come together for a group photo
PM Modi meets his Bhutanese counterpart ahead of BIMSTEC meet
Both Sides recognised terrorism as a key issue: Vikas Swarup on Modi-Xi Meet
- Both reviewed bilateral relationship and its dimensions.
- President Xi said we should strengthen our security dialogue and partnership.
- No country is immune from terrorism. India and China must increase cooperation to deal with terror, PM Modi told Xi.
My meeting with President Xi Jinping was fruitful. We discussed various aspects of India-China ties: PM Modi
Bilateral talks between India and South Africa begin.
Delegation level talks between India and China underway at BRICS 2016 in Goa.
After his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping, at a time ties between the two countries have been complicated by China's continued support to Pakistan despite India raising terror attacks from the country. The meetings are taking place on Saturday in Goa, where India is hosting a meeting of BRICS nations. Read more
In the meanwhile, Prime Ministers of Bhutan and Nepal arrive ahead of the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit.
PM Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Goa.
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay arrive in India for BRICS summit. Greeted by PM Modi on Twitter.
India expressed gratitude to Russia for its unequivocal condemnation of the terror attack on Uri Army base, says Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar
India, Russia agree missile sales, joint venture for helicopters
India and Russia on Saturday announced plans to set up a joint venture to build helicopters in India, which will also buy surface-to-air missile systems from its former Cold War ally, as the two tighten their military relationship.
The pacts were signed after summit talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Goa, where leaders from the BRICS group of emerging nations are meeting.
Indian military officials have said the plan is for the joint venture to build at least 200 Kamov helicopters required by the country's defence forces, and is part of PM Modi's drive to build a defence industrial base in the south Asian nation.
The S-400 surface-to-air missiles are meant to strengthen India's defences along its borders with China and Pakistan, Indian military officials have said.
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Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar briefs the media on bilateral talks between India, Russia and deals signed.
President Putin and I have just concluded an extensive and useful conversation on the entire spectrum of our engagement, says PM Modi.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome President Putin, an old friend of India, here in Goa today: PM Modi after India-Russia sign key deals
India-Russia sign key agreements
Among the deals signed following bilateral talks between India and Russia, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin are:
1. Smart city and transportation for Andhra Pradesh
2. Ship building in Andhra Pradesh
3. Smart cities in Haryana
4. Joint study on gas pipeline between the two countries
5. Deal between Rosneft, Essar and ONGC
6. Infrastructure fund
8. Kamov KA 226 helicopters
9. ISRO agreement
10. MoU on bilateral trade
11 MoU on scientific development
12. Petroleum energy
13. International information security
14. Purchase of four additional frigates
15. Two more reactors for Kudankulam nuclear plant that were flagged off via video link
Signing of Memorandums of Understanding between India and Russia at BRICS summit in Goa
PM Modi, President Putin deliver joint statement
A look at trade ties between India and Russia.
A red-carpet welcome for Chinese President Xi Jinping in Goa, received by junior foreign minister VK Singh.
First pictures: Chinese President Xi Jinping's flight lands in Goa.
Before their joint briefing following crucial talks on the sidelines of the BRICS summit, a look at India-Russia ties.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's flight lands in Goa. He will hold talks with PM Modi this evening ahead of formal start to the BRICS summit.
Chinese state media slams West's 'bad mouthing' of BRICS
Citing active participation by India and China in BRICS despite differences, Chinese official media today decried West's "bad mouthing" of the five-member bloc, saying disagreements among the members are "minor" and cooperation is the norm.
"BRICS countries themselves are different in many aspects. China and India have lived with territorial disputes, but the geopolitical contention between them is mostly hyped by some ill-intentioned people," state-run Global Times said on the BRICS summit in Goa beginning today.
A focussed review before a broader engagement. PM Modi and President Putin begin with restricted talks in Goa ahead of BRICS summit.
PM Modi-President Putin handshake starts India-Russia bilateral talks ahead of BRICS summit in Goa.
"We expect a very fruitful discussion on various issues; Defence, security issues are going to dominate," said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Goa.
Bilateral meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin is likely to be delayed as Russian President has yet not reached Goa. His arrival was delayed due to fog, reported Press Trust of India.
A warm welcome to Brazilian President
Take a look at all the events lined up for the BRICS Summit 2016 in Goa:
A beginning to three days of tropical diplomacy! PM Modi arrives in Goa for BRICS 2016, BIMSTEC and Summits with Russia and Brazil.
Goa is all set to host the BRICS Summit 2016. Take a look:
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At the BRICS conference in Goa that begins tomorrow, India will work to further rally the international community against Pakistan after a series of deadly cross-border attacks. Read here