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India successful in isolating Pakistan during BRICS-BIMSTEC meet: Rahul Jalali

Updated: Oct 17, 2016 08:34 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 17 (ANI): Press Club of India (PCI) president Rahul Jalali on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's indirect reference to Pakistan as a 'mothership of terrorism' during the BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach, reflected India's success in isolating Pakistan at the world stage.

Jalali further commended India for conducting a 'mini SAARC' summit without Pakistan.

"I think the success of India's effort is also reflected in the statement brought out by the BRICS group of nations which clearly identifies, without naming Pakistan, resolution against terrorism. Also the fact that it has so many countries of the world who are victims of terrorism, added to that, including India. I think that reference by the BRICS nation is very important," Jalali told ANI.

"Let's not forget that it's not just the BRICS alone, the participants included BIMSTEC nations. So in a way, SAARC meet which Pakistan was unable to hold, a mini SAARC meet was held in Goa by India along with BRICS, so very important message goes to Pakistan," he added.

In a veiled attack on Pakistan , Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said Islamabad embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism and terrorism has become its "favourite child."

Addressing the BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit, Prime Minister Modi said that terrorism, radicalization and transnational crimes, pose grave threats to all the countries of the group.

Joining Prime Minister Modi, BIMSTEC leaders unequivocally criticised the scourge of terrorism and emphasised on the need of enhanced cooperation among the BRICS and BIMSTEC nations and the world community at large to dismantle this menace.

Several members opined that both the member nations must join hands to fight against rising radicalization and extremism in the region. (ANI)