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  • BRICS’ utility may lie in business ties

    The BRICS summit in Johannesburg has indulged in the same cliché-ridden statements that summits like this are known for but mercifully, paying lip service to combating terrorism is not the lone fallout from it. When, at the last summit in Xiamen in China, the five-member grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa named two Pakistani terror outfits— Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad — in its final declaration as rogue outfits there was

  • BRICS 2018: India-Russia discuss bilateral trade, defence

    Johannesburg: India and Russia discussed a host of bilateral issues, including cooperation in defence during a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin that ended here early on Friday on the margins of the 2018 BRICS Summit.

  • PM Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during BRICS Summit

    Johannesburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here and emphasised the need to maintain the “momentum” generated during their two recent meetings. Modi, who is here to attend the 10th BRICS Summit, met Xi for the third time in nearly four months.

  • PM Narendra Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on sidelines of BRICS Summit

    Johannesburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, and said the friendship between India and Russia is deep-rooted. Modi was meeting Putin after their informal meeting in May in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi in Russia in May.

  • Modi and Xi to meet during BRICS, discuss US trade war

    Moscow : China and India will discuss the US’ trade war and its protectionist trade policy when President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

  • Asif dashes to China to stem BRICS damage

    It is a measure of the perceived damage that the inclusion of Pakistani terror outfits Jaish e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar e-Taiba (LeT) in the list of terrorist organizations by the BRICS summit declaration in Beijing has done to Pakistan’s image across the world that its foreign minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif has had to rush to Beijing to talk things over with the Chinese establishment. This is the second successive blow for the

  • PM Narendra Modi presents special gifts to Myanmar President

    Naypyidaw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday presented a reproduction of an 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween and a sculpture of Bodhi tree to President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter expressing his happiness saying, “Presented Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw a reproduction of a 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween.”

  • Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping meet after BRICS Summit

    Xiamen (China): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the 9th BRICS Summit here on Tuesday, with Xi calling for “healthy, stable bilateral ties” between the two countries.  In his opening remarks, Modi congratulated Xi for the “very successful” execution of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit.

  • India keen to bury Doklam ghost

    Xiamen : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Xiamen, India has hinted that it wants to move on from the tense Doklam dispute, which had plunged bilateral ties to a new low.

  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi gives blueprint for next decade, leaders condemn terrorism

    Xiamen: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a futuristic forward-looking transformational ‘blueprint’ for BRICS for the next decade, Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Monday said, in the backdrop of the ninth BRICS Summit.

  • BRICS summit: Countries pledge to fight tax evasion

    Xiamen (China): The BRICS Summit of five emerging economies on Monday pledged itself to creating a fair and modern global tax system that will address issues like tax evasion by shifting of profits to safe havens and to promote exchange of tax information that will seek to curb the practice.

  • BRICS Summit: India keen to ‘bury Doklam ghost’

    Xiamen: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis bilateral meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Xiamen, India has hinted that it wants to move on from the tense Doklam dispute, which had plunged bilateral ties to a new low. “We want to bury the ghost of the D-word (Doklam) for the engagement in future,” a source said here.

  • BRICS Summit: Xi Jinping addresses the issue of terrorism but avoids naming Pakistan

    Xiamen: Chinese President Xi Jinping talked about adopting a “holistic” approach of terrorism that includes addressing “symptoms and root causes”, during the BRICS Business Forum yesterday, but avoided naming Pakistan, indicating he wants Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not raise the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism at the BRICS Summit here.

  • BRICS Summit kicks off; Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi display bonhomie

    Xiamen (China): The BRICS Summit began here today with a group photograph of leaders of the five countries and was preceded by a warm handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who received the leaders of Brazil, Russia and South Africa ahead of the restricted meeting of the grouping.

  • BRICS Summit: PM Narendra Modi leaves for China

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for China to attend the ninth BRICS Summit in Xiamen. It’s also reported that the prime minister will raise the issue of terrorism, during the summit, and how it affects the BRICS nations. The prime minister had earlier said that he was looking forward to productive discussions and positive outcomes during the multilateral forum.

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