India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for "zero tolerance" against terrorism and said the "choices" made now will shape the future of the world at large. He also urged the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) countries to ensure safety of the Cyberspace.
Modi said this in his address at the summit of five-nation grouping BRICS at Fortaleza in Brazil on 15 July, according to an NDTV report.
"I firmly believe that Terrorism, in any shape or form, is against Humanity," said Modi. "There should be Zero Tolerance towards Terrorism. Humanity must unite, and isolate terrorist forces, especially states that flout basic norms. Selective targeting of terrorism will not work."
"BRICS must translate our political resolve into a concrete and coordinated Plan of Action. I call for an early adoption by the UN, of the draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism."
"We must also put collective pressure on States to deny sanctuaries and support to terrorists."
On Cyber space safety, he said: "Similarly, while cyber space is a source of great opportunity, cyber security has become a major concern. BRICS countries, should take the lead in preserving Cyber Space, as a global common good. I am happy we are cooperating on this through our National Security Advisors."
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