BRICS summit in Goa: As it happened

India is hosting the 8th BRICS summit in Goa on October 15-16. Here are all the LIVE updates from the event:-

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Oct 16, 2016, 22:52 PM IST
BRICS summit in Goa: As it happened
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for a comprehensive response to the scourge of terrorism while calling upon leaders of BRICS nations to secure the lives of their citizens at the eighth summit in Goa.

Here are the updates:

- Peace and stability in the region is an imp element for economic prosperity. We strongly condemn terrorism in all forms, says Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena.

- Rising terrorism has become a source of common concern. We need to stand together against all forms of violent extremism. Would like to put special emphasis on the peace efforts in our country, says Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi.

- We are here at a time when our host India has over the past several months suffered frequent terror attacks. Bhutan strongly condemns these terror attacks, & stand in solidarity with India & like minded countries in fight against terror, says Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay.

- We all must join hands to deal with terrorism, violent extremism, says Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina at BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit in Goa.

- We must collectively condemn, fight against threat of terrorism in all forms and manifestations, says Nepal's PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

- Also Read: Region's people want peace, PM Modi tells Sri Lankan President

- We want to fight terrorism together, we all will collectively work on it, says Putin.

- To those who nurture the philosophy of terror and seek to demoralise mankind, we must send a clear msg to mend ways or be isolated, says PM Modi.

- Unfortunately one country in India's neighbourhood embraces and radiates darkness of terrorism. Terrorism has become it's favourite child, says PM Modi.

- We are joined by a common vision and commitment to peace, stability and development, also by similar challenges that shape domestic choices and international partnership. BRICS represents large emerging economies, G20 and two permanent members of UNSC. Linkages with BIMSTEC will enlarge sphere of growth and prosperity, says PM Modi.

- PM Modi welcomes leaders to first ever BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit, says 'We look fwd to a rich exchange of ideas for common benefit and convergent action'.

- Also Read: BRICS calls for tackling terrorism, early adoption of CCIT

- It is the responsibility of all states to prevent terrorist actions from their territories: Goa Declaration at BRICS 2016

- We strongly condemn the recent several attacks, against some BRICS countries, including that in India: Goa declaration at BRICS Summit

- BRICS is committed to strengthen our consultations and cooperation on peace and security matters, says Modi 

- A highlight of the Goa Summit will be the outreach to the BIMSTEC countries: PM Modi

- The vitality of people-to-people contacts among the BRICS countries has been a point of emphasis for us: PM

-We agreed to focus on institution building within the BRICS as an effective way to pursue our development agenda: PM

- We recognized the positive contribution of BRICS countries to global economic growth after the 2008 financial crisis: PM Modi

-Unanimous in recognizing threat that terror, extremism and radicalization present to regional & global peace, stability & economic prosperity: PM Modi

- The discussions were useful and forward looking: PM Narendra Modi in Goa

- PM Narendra Modi addresses the media after concluding BRICS Summit in Goa

- I think through common vision and collective action we will create and sustain deeper bonds among BRICS nations: PM Modi

- We will work closely to fight tax evasion, black money and corruption: PM Narendra Modi 

- Also Read: BRICS nations condemn terror attacks on India

- Combating terror including cross border terrorism and its supporters will be key BRICS priority: PM Narendra Modi in Goa 

- We believe that our industrial cooperation can become more effective: Russian President Vladimir Putin at Plenary session of BRICS Summit

- Would like to congratulate PM Narendra Modi for the effort to take BRICS out of meeting rooms, to public spaces: Brazilian President Michel Teme

- We all can expand our partnership in different areas: Brazilian President Michel Temer

- We (BRICS nations) have similar challenges, we can work together to overcome them: Brazilian President Michel Temer

- The world is faced with new inter connected challenges which require our concerted efforts to resolve: South African President Jacob Zuma

- We need to deepen our partnership, we BRICS countries are good friends, brothers and  partners that treat each other with sincerity: Xi Jinping

- October is the season of harvest and this year marks the tenth anniversary of BRICS cooperation: Chinese President Xi Jinping

- Also Read: India one of the most open economies today, says PM Narendra Modi

- We look forward to translating into reality the idea of BRICS credit rating agency: PM Narendra Modi in Goa

- BRICS Trade Fair just concluded, it should become a regular platform for business exchanges: PM Modi in Goa

- In a world of uncertainties, BRICS stands as a beacon of peace, potential and promise: PM Modi in Goa

- There is a clear need to build norms, create structure to stop tax invasion, black money and stop corruption: PM Modi 

- We must speed up the work on setting up BRICS agricultural research centre, railway research network and BRICS Sports council: PM Modi

- Also Read: Cross-border terrorism unacceptable, Bhutan PM tells Narendra Modi

- We are celebrating 10 years of our partnership under BRICS, it has produced strong benefits of cooperation: PM Modi in Goa

- Plenary session of BRICS Summit 2016 underway in Goa

- We have taken a number of steps for ease of doing business in country and the results are visible: PM Modi at BRICS Business Council in Goa

- We count on BRICS Business Council to achieve our common goal of strengthening business trade, building investment linkages: PM Modi 

- We have transformed India into one of the most open economies in the world today: PM Modi at the BRICS Business Council 

-  We have taken a number of steps for ease of doing business in country and the results are visible: PM Modi at BRICS Business Council in Goa

- Salcete (Goa): PM Narendra Modi is speaking at the BRICS Business Council meeting 

- We're united in our belief that terrorism and its supporters have to be punished, not rewarded, says PM Modi at BRICS leaders restricted meet in Goa

- PM Narendra Modi says, "This country (Pakistan) shelters not just terrorists but nurtures mindset which proclaims that terror is justified for political gains."

- The direct threat to our economic prosperity is terror; Tragically its mothership is a country in India's mothership is a country in India's neighbourhood, says PM Modi at BRICS Summit

- PM Narendra Modi says the terror module around the world is linked to this mothership, in a reference to Pakistan. 

- It is a mindset that we strongly condemn and against which we as BRICS need to stand and act together, says PM Modi  

- BRICS must speak in one voice against this threat, says PM Modi at BRICS Summit

- The Summit is being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Michel Temer and Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa.

- Countering the threat of terrorism and strengthening security cooperation is high on the agenda at the BRICS Summit

- With the Summit taking place within weeks of the Uri terror strike by Pak-based terrorists, India will strongly pitch for intensified efforts to tackle terrorism including action against countries providing safe havens to terrorists and arming them.

- PM Modi has already held bilateral talks with Putin and Xi on Saturday where talked about Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism.

- The five BRICS countries represent over 3.6 billion people, or half of the world's population and they have a combined nominal GDP of USD 16.6 trillion

- Apart from the heads of governments of BRICS attending the Summit, Prime Ministers of Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar (State Counsellor) will be here to participate in the BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach meet.

- The BRICS Summit started with a 'family photo' followed by restricted talks between the leaders and later a meeting of business captains from the member-countries. In the second half, after the speech of the leaders, there will be BRICS and BIMSTEC retreat.