India will focus on counterterrorism cooperation and multilateralism at the 13th BRICS Summit to be held in New Delhi later this year. Topping the agenda of India’s BRICS presidency is counter-terror cooperation and all eyes will be on China that has often tried to shield its ally Pakistan on the terror groups operating openly in the country.
China’s intransigence has often made it difficult to designate terroroperatives at various international Ocean Region fora. It may be recalled that a number of Pakistan-based leaders of terror outfits have been listed by UNSC after challenging negotiations. However, India will make all attempts to build a robust counterterror agenda for the BRICS, building on the achievements of the summit in 2019 and 2020. BRICS counter-terror resolution in 2020 had put the onus on China to fight cross-border terror and confront the menace.
The 2020 resolution called for rejection of double standards on countering terrorism and extremism. It may be recalled that while China has acted tough on terrorism on its soil