World must unite against terror !!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the world "stands united" in condemning the dreadful Paris attacks in which suspected Islamic State gunmen massacred nearly 130 people and injured many others on Friday.
Speaking at a BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, being held in the backdrop of the Paris attacks, PM Modi said, "We stand united in strongly condemning the dreadful attacks in Paris. The entire humanity must stand together and be one against terrorism."
Modi, who reached Antalya late last night from London after his three-day visit to the United Kingdom, tweeted he would "meet world leaders and discuss global economic and security issues". Hours before the summit began, suspected Islamic State militants also targeted Turkey with two strikes, including a suicide bombing, reported from the southern part of the country.
The official agenda at the G20 Summit is likely to be overshadowed by a series of intense meetings the world leaders will hold on the Paris terror attacks, the Syrian civil war, the refugee crisis in Europe, and the growing threat of terror group, the Islamic State.
At the BRICS meeting, Modi said the attacks in Paris and Beirut "remind us of terror's growing spread and impact". "The need for a united global effort to fight terrorism had never been more urgent. This must also be a priority for BRICS," he said.
Modi said India attaches highest importance to BRICS. "There was a time when the logic of BRICS and its lasting capacity were being questioned ... We want to build on the great work done by other members of the group," he said.
BRICS is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, a group of developing or newly-industrialized countries formed in 2009. The group represents over 3 billion people or over 40 per cent of the world population.