BRICS meet in Goa

BRICS meet in Goa

‘India, China discord among issues that could capsize BRICS’, reports Chinese media

India-China differences and their discord over Pakistan are among differences in the BRICS that could “capsize” the grouping if the member nations fail to address competition and disagreements among them, Chinese media said today.

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BRICS' focus on Pak: An opportunity lost?

There is irony in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concentration on Pakistani terrorism at the Goa Brics summit because the more he dwelt on the theme, the more distant became India’s aspiration for a world role, struggling as it seemed to be with a major neighbourhood problem. And the pickings were slim in the form of an anodyne declaration. Of course, everyone is against terrorism.

BRICS meet in Goa

BRICS Summit: Why China and Russia did not name Pakistan on terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s failure to distinguish between performance theatre intended for audiences at home and the real business of power has caused India some embarrassment. This is a good time to learn lessons, time for a clear-eyed, unsentimental look at the problem—and for learning some painful lessons.

BRICS meet in Goa

Has BRICS been reduced to a talking shop?

Against this backdrop, if BRICS remains just a ‘talk shop’, it will not only fail to fulfil its true potential but will also wither away under the weight of its contradictions. The Goa summit did little to belie the contention of cynics that BRICS is just an acronym without substance.

BRICS meet in Goa

More than mere BRICS in the wall

ntergovernmental club memberships differ in composition, objective and criteria's - they may exist as forums for propagating specific commercial interests (e.g. G-8, OPEC), common causes (OIC) or reflective of emerging aspirations (Group of Five or BRICS) etc.  
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