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BRICS summit and its future
October 16 and 17 are very important dates for India not just because the BRICS summit is taking place in Goa on these two days but also because based on what happens in these two days' proceedings of the summit will decide the future of this group.

As we all know, although BRICS, consisting of India, China, Russia, Brazil and South Africa is an economic group, but at the same time it cannot disregard the prevailing environment in the world as also the happenings affecting individual member countries.

Currently, the economies of China and Brazil are on the down side while the Indian economy is on the rise. This will be one of the major factors which the BRICS member nations will have to keep in mind. Now China will not be able to bulldoze its way.

This conference is taking place within weeks of Indian surgical strike in POK in retaliation to the Pakistan-sponsored jehadi attack on the Indian Army camp in Uri which had led to the martyrdom of 19 Indian soldiers. Pakistan-based jehadi organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed was involved in this Uri attack. India has been trying to get Jaish-e-Mohammed head Maulana Masood Azhar declared an international terrorist by the UN.

Unfortunately, China which is one of the five permanent members of the Security Council is vetoing this proposal again and again in support of Pakistan. It is worth remembering that Jaish-e-Mohammed has already been declared an international terror organisation by the UN. This act of China is against all norms and makes a mockery of the UN Charter. China also is the only country which is blocking India's entry into the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) of countries. Needless to say that China cannot expect India not to raise these issues at the BRICS Summit. If India does not get satisfactory results then the future of BRICS might be in jeopardy.

It needs to be mentioned here that SARRC group could not progress because of Pakistan's continued intransigence and its hate India policy. Today with six countries including India withdrawing from the SARRC summit which was due to be held in Islamabad in November this year, on the issue of cross border terror, one thought that Pakistan will give a serious thought to its regional and international isolation.

Unfortunately, the brain-less generals who actually run that country, now want to expand SAARC to include China and Iran also. However, there are no takers of this idea in SARRC, as Pakistan is not likely to change its policy on export of terror to India. So, India must go all out in BRICS summit to isolate Pakistan. If BRICS also goes the SARRC way, so be it.

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