In a remarkable diplomatic coup India today ensured that for the first time Pakistan-based groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Haqqani network has been named by BRICS nation in a strongly-worded declaration condemning terror. The declaration issued by BRICS countries or Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, at the summit in Xiamen called for strong action against mentioned terror groups. This is for the first time that India has managed to convince BRICS nation to issue such strong declaration against terror group based in Paskistan.
Groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Haqqani network mostly operate from Paskistan and are believed to be supported by the Pakistani establishment. China which is hosting BRICS summit is a close ally of Pakistan and always supports it at various international forums. Jaish was banned way back in 2001 by the UN. But China has made a distinction between the group and its chief Masood Azhar. It has repeatedly blocked efforts by India at the United Nations to designate the Masood Azhar a terrorist. Though Pakistan has not been named in the declaration adopted by BRICS, the statement makes a strong reference to the need for states to act against terror.