After the BRICS countries adopted a new and common strategy to counter the threat of terrorism in a summit hosted by Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the countries, which are helping and supporting terrorists, should be held the culprit.
He was participating in the virtual summit hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also requested BRICS member countries to support and help India and South African in securing exemption from intellectual property agreements for Covid-19 vaccines.
Talking about global institutions, he said that multilateralism is undergoing a crisis, and questions are being raised about the functioning of the global institutions because they haven’t upgraded their way of working. Targeting Terrorist activity backed by Pakistan, he, who was speaking in Hindi, said, “Terrorism is the biggest problem the world is facing today. We must ensure that countries that help and support terrorists are also held guilty, and this problem is dealt with in an organized manner.”
Describing the Counter-Terrorism Strategy adopted commonly by the BRICS nations, he called it an important achievement. “India, as the country of BRICS from next year, will take these initiatives forward,” he said.
He also suggested that the national security advisers of the BRICS nations should discuss and draw an action plan to counter the threat of terrorism. A new Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted by the BRICS members at the conclusion of the summit. This new strategy will allow BRICS members to adopt common measures and coordinate closely at the different forums. The counter-terrorism strategy will also allow member countries to promote the global counter-terrorism strategy of the United Nations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin endorsed PM Modi’s remarks on terrorism and said that some countries were like the “black sheep of the family.”Talking about a move led by India to secure exemption from the intellectual property right for Covid-19 vaccines, PM Modi said, “India and South Africa have proposed that Covid-19 vaccines and treatments be exempted from intellectual property agreements. We hope that other Brics countries will support this.”
Among the members of BRICS, China, Russia, and India have vaccines for Covid-19. While China and Russia have approved the use of vaccines, India is waiting for vaccines to undergo a human trial.