Michel Temer (Brazil), Narendra Modi (India), Xi Jinping (China),
Vladimir Putin (Russia), Jacob Zuma (South Africa) at the 8th
BRICS Summit In Goa.
BRICS’ summit held in Goa where the leaders participated to discuss a number of issues.
The summit adopted ‘Goa declaration’ covering a number of countries.
The summit was held at a time when India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over growing terrorist
On the sidelines 2016 PM Narendra Modi also met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena and
Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, both of whom backed India’s firm stand against cross
border terrorism after the Uri attack.
However India did not find the voice in Goa declaration. PM Narendra Modi repeatedly raised
the issue of terrorism during the meet. On the first day of summit, Modi targeted Pakistan
calling it the mothership of terrorism.
He reiterated the stand and called on BRICS nations to come together and act against
terrorims and countries which were supporting it. China told Pakistan has made efforts in fighting
terrorism. On the other hand Brazil softened its stand on India’s entry.