Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for strong action by BRICS nations and the G20 against terror financing and providing support and safe haven to terrorists, as Chinese President Xi Jinping heard the Indian leader making a veiled attack on its ally Pakistan.
“The role of the BRICS leadership is needed in the global fight against climate change and terrorism,” Modi said while addressing an informal meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) leaders on the sidelines of the 12th G20 Summit here.
“Strong action should be taken against terror financing, and providing support and safe haven to terrorists,” he said.
He said that the real face of terrorism is many names and one thought process.
“In the Middle East, it is Daesh (as the Islamic State is known in the Arab world) and Al Qaeda, in South Asia, it is Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Haqqani Network. But the basic ideology is the same – hatred and massacre,” PM Modi said.
The groups in South Asia Modi named are all based in Pakistan.
He said that terrorists were using cyber space for radicalising and recruiting youth.
Without naming Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that some countries were using terrorism as a means to attain political objectives.