BRICS 2016: PM hits out at Pak, calls it the ‘Mothership of Terrorism’
Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at Pakistan, calling it the ‘Mothership of Terrorism’, during the restricted welcome meeting on the second day of the BRICS Summit. “The growing arc of terrorism today threatens Middle East, West Asia, Europe and South Asia. Its violent footprints put at risk the security of our citizens and undercut our efforts aimed at economic growth. In our own region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development. Tragically its mothership is a country in India’s neighbourhood,” said the Indian Premier.
The Prime Minister said that BRICS should actively participate in setting common aspirations and goals in fight against terrorism that poses a threat to economic prosperity across the world.
The Indian PM further stated, “Terror modules around the world are linked to this mothership. This country shelters not just terrorists. It nurtures a mindset for political gains. BRICS need to stand and act together against such mindset. BRICS must speak in one voice against this threat,” PM Modi said.
Modi, during the meeting, urged the BRICS member nations to work together for early adoption of anti-terror initiative, Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), to counter the terrorist activities.
On Economic development:
PM Modi said that BRICS must play an active role in economic development of each other. The member countries should set a direction that supports the common aspirations and goals of the BRICS nations.
“Our increasing inter-dependence means that our march towards economic prosperity cannot be separated from the emerging geo-political context,” he stated.
The PM further said, “I firmly believe that the simultaneous development of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa and India is the best bet for global growth and development.”
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