Pakistan has wondered at India’s celebrations over BRICS naming the alleged Pakistan-based terror networks that were already on country’s list of banned outfits.
Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the annual summit of BRICS leaders with an aim to underline Beijing's claim to developing-world leadership.
The member states — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — gathered in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen hoping to counter accusations the grouping was becoming irrelevant.
The summit, which called for reform of the United Nations and tougher measures against terrorist groups, however, was upstaged by North Korea's latest nuclear test – with all participants condemning it and expressing serious concern over the tense situation in and around the Korean peninsula.
Importantly, the Xiamen Declaration -- issued after the moot -- deplored "all terrorist attacks worldwide" and condemned terrorism "in all its forms and manifestations wherever committed and by whomsoever and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism".