Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the entire world must stand together against acts of terrorism, at a meeting of the BRICS nations on the sidelines of the G20 summit that began in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday. He also stressed that Ankara and Beirut, like Paris, are reminders of the growing spread and impact of the Islamic State. Leaders of the world's 20 top economies, including Modi are attending the 10th G20 Summit, being held at Antalya's Serik district in south-west Turkey. The leaders of all five BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa were present.
Following the multiple attacks in Paris and Beirut that left more than 170 dead and more than 300 injured over the last few days, security at the summit was tightened massively, reported the Press Trust of India. Around 13,000 officials and 3,000 journalists from across the world are also attending the event.
Despite this, there were reports that an IS jihadist blew himself up in southern Turkey, injuring four policemen in the suicide attack. The threat from IS and other terror organisations is expected to form a significant part of the discussions at the summit.