China defends Pakistan after Modi's 'mothership of terrorism' remark


Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jacob Zuma and South African leader Michel Temer, Modi said terror modules around the world are linked to this "mothership".


The leaders of five of the world's rising powers have ended a two-day summit with a pledge to speed global economic recovery as well as fight terrorism and extremism, forces that they said pose a threat to regional and worldwide peace and stability.

He also encouraged the council to work closely with the New Development Bank, a multilateral development bank founded by the BRICS countries, on identifying and implementing prospective economic projects.

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China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan's defence on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a "mothership of terrorism" at a summit of BRICS nations.

Modi, who came to power two years ago, said his government's policy of opening up the Indian economy had achieved results and offered valuable lessons.

"The PM said we look forward to working with China to realise India's membership".

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He was holding a closed door meet with the leaders of BRICS nations in Goa.

"Modi said, without naming Pakistan directly". "In our own region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development", Modi said as BRICS leaders met at a resort hotel in the western state of Goa.

Modi wants to isolate Pakistan internationally following fury at home over recent attacks blamed on Pakistan-based groups that have left some 25 Indian soldiers dead.

"We strongly condemn the recent several attacks, against some BRICS countries, including that in India".

China this year blocked India's request to add a Pakistani militant group chief to a United Nations sanctions blacklist, sparking frustration in Delhi.

The little-known group known as the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, comprises Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.