Beijing: India on Monday urged the BRICS nations to shed their ambiguity on "good" and "bad" terrorists and said that efforts should be made for adoption of a comprehensive convention on terrorism at the UN.
Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh is representing India at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the five-nation bloc.
Besides Singh, foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa are participating in the meet ahead of this year's Summit in China's Xiamen city.
"Everyone agrees that terrorism is a common enemy of mankind. Everybody is fully concerned about threat of terrorism in various manifestations," Singh said, addressing a joint press conference with the foreign ministers.
"We also ask for expediting the adoption of the comprehensive convention on international terrorism in the UN which has been pending for some time. We have the support of all members of BRICS nations," he said.
Responding to questions over concerns on cross border terrorism from Pakistan, Singh said, "on behalf of India I pointed out that terrorism remains one of the most potent global menace".
"We did bring out that it threatens global peace and terrorists cannot be differentiated by calling them good or bad," he said, without directly referring to China blocking the efforts by India, the US and other countries to bring about a UN ban on Jaish-e-Mohamm...