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July 16, 2014 10:13
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi proved himself to be a great leader at the BRICS summit in Brazil. He was full of smiles all through the summit and he had reasons to be happy.

India would hold the post of first president of the BRICS bank that would be located at Shanghai, in China. The 6th BRICS summit was attended by Indian PM Narendra Modi, Chinese President, Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South African President Jacob Zuma and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff.

Mr Modi's first international multilateral engagement with BRICS block – including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – was a success in every sense. The BRICS bank which was on the agenda of the five-countries block for quite some time was finalised.

Mr Modi had wanted BRICS bank to be based in New Delhi but it was decided that the headquarter would be in Shanghai. However, India gets the first shot at presidency of the New Development Bank.

On the backdrop of the BRICS summit, Mr Modi got to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Fortaleza, Brazil. The meeting went on for 80 minutes, although it had been scheduled for 40 minutes. The two leaders talked on several issues including the vexed boundary issue between India and China.

During the meeting the Chinese Premier also invited Modi to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, which would be hosted by China in November. APEC has 21 member countries from the Asia-Pacific region.

During the BRICS summit, Mr. Modi said that the five BRICS nation should act tough towards terrorism, and follow zero tolerance.

The Indian prime minister stated that the choices they make now would shape the future of these (BRICS) countries and rest of the world. Mr Modi also suggested initiatives for the BRICS nations. The measures suggested by Mr. Modi includes an affordable BRICS healthcare platform, a mechanism to promote cooperation between small and medium enterprises and to form a common framework that would promote tourism in these countries.

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