In a deft exercise in diplomatic multi-alignment, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will host the BRICS meeting of foreign ministers, shortly after returning from the US where he explored …Read More
By Shweta Aggarwal Enhanced cooperation in combating pandemic, collective action against the scourge of terrorism and spurring reform of global governance, including expansion of the UN Security Council figured prominently …Read More
Expressing Russia’s deep desire to see an early negotiated settlement to the India-China border issue, Russia’s Deputy Chief of Mission Roman Babushkin has said that Moscow is concerned over the …Read More
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The meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations took place on 26 July 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the representation of the Federative Republic …Read More
OSAKA: JAI Ho! Amid sharpening power games in the region, India engaged in a smart diplomatic balancing act by holding two separate set of trilateral meetings with the leaders of …Read More
On a crisp sunny winter day in the land of Madiba and Mahatma, leaders of BRICScountries clasped their hands together at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg and decided to sculpt a new edifice of reformed multilateral order as a bulwark against rising tides of unilateralism and parochialism. This joint intent to re-shape the global order was telescoped in the imparting of virtual hand impressions at the Cradle of Humankind at Maropeng by leaders of BRICS countries.Read More
JOHANNESBURG: On a crisp sunny winter day in the land of Madiba, the leaders of BRICS countries decided to build a new edifice of reformed multilateral order as a bulwark …Read More
In an interview to AnchalAnand of News X, Manish Chand, Editor-in-Chief of India and World and India Writes Network, decodes the Xiamen Declaration at the BRICS summit for the first time targets terror outfits in Pakistan, forcing China to toe India’s line on the terror issue.Read More
The 8th BRICS Summit in Goa marked the 15th anniversary of an idea proposed in 2001. However, BRICS as a grouping has grown into something much wider and deeper in the intervening 15 years. South Africa was added to the group in 2011, enlarging it from four members to five. In terms of agenda and areas of interest also, BRICS has had a very successful evolution.
What does the future trajectory of BRICS look like? Will it continue to grow in strength and influence? Will some of the strategic competition between the members make it less effective? What will be the impact of the serious economic slowdown on three of the five members? Can BRICS make a lasting contribution in areas like Sustainable Development and Global Governance? These are some of the questions faced by the five countries. A medium and long-term vision is needed to take the group forward.
For India, apart from the gains emanating from intra-BRICS cooperation, there is a visible additionality to the country’s global clout. There are areas in global governance where India by itself cannot bring about changes. However, BRICS as a platform has the potential to do this. A multi-polar or polycentric world of the future is more likely to have these kinds of groupings as the centres of influence, rather than individual countries, and that is where the value of BRICS lies.