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14th BRICS Summit: What has India achieved in the BRICS system? China and India face off in border dispute – Expert view – 14th BRICS Summit: What has India achieved in the BRICS system? India and China face off in border dispute

Author: Ramesh MisraRelease Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 06:01 PM (IST)Updated: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:18 PM (IST)

New Delhi, JNN 14th BRICS Summit: The 14th BRICS Summit was held in virtual mode. The conference was to be held in China, but due to Indian opposition, the online option was chosen instead of Beijing. The decision was taken following a two-year standoff between India and China on the eastern Ladakh border. However, China sought to start bilateral talks between the two countries and to reach an agreement to set up BRICS in China. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in India on March 24 this year. China is trying to get Prime Minister Modi to come to Beijing for the BRICS summit, but India is not ready for it. In this context, the question arises as to what India has achieved at this BRICS conference. What message did India convey with Quad to be in the BRICS system? Let us know what the experts think about this.

1- Foreign expert Professor Harsh V Bandh talks about what happened to India at a virtual meeting of the BRICS organization. This question is very important. He said the BRICS was a very effective organization for India in this regard because China was also involved in it. He said that through this system, the top leaders of the two countries get a better platform to speak and listen on the same platform. Especially when the conflict between the two countries is at its peak. However, Professor Bandh said it was not a strategic arrangement. It is a multidisciplinary forum covering the five major emerging economies of the world.

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2- The BRICS summit is taking place as Russia is embroiled throughout the conflict in Ukraine. Contradicts Western countries. On the other hand, the Indo-China border issue has caused a rift in relations between the two countries. China has expressed great concern over the US-led quad. Professor Bandh said the discussion on US strategy at the BRICS meeting was heated. Without naming Quad, China slammed US strategy. It is special that India is also included in the quad system.

3- Professor Bandh said the BRICS meeting would be useful in showing the world that India is not a member of any military body in the world. India has proven to be a key player in the BRICS system if Quad is an active member. This is the beauty of Indian foreign policy. The United States and Russia are well aware of India’s foreign policy. India will not allow any other country to interfere in bilateral relations. This has been proven on many occasions by India’s strategy as well.

4- Whether it is India’s policy of neutrality in the Ukraine war or the issue of purchasing defense equipment such as the S-400 missile with Russia, its policy is very clear. India has repeatedly denied US intervention and cooperation in the border issue with China. China has also accepted India’s policy. It has welcomed India‚Äôs response. There is a clear belief that Indian foreign policy will not interfere in the affairs of any other country and will not involve any other country in its internal affairs. Being a member of BRICS and Quad further proves this.

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5- Professor Bandh said the Quad and the BRICS (BRICS) were separate organizations of countries that were fiercely opposed to each other. The United States, India and Japan are in the quad. The BRICS, on the other hand, includes the United States’ fiercest rivals, such as Russia and China. What is special is that India plays a key role in both these organizations. This aspect attests to the fact that India’s foreign policy is based on bilateral relations and its interests. It is not determined on the basis of any military or strategic strategy.

The Chinese president said at the BRICS meeting

1- At the virtual conference of the BRICS countries, China openly targeted Western countries for feudalism and sanctions. The conference was also attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Chinese president, who is presiding over the 14th Congress, indirectly targeted NATO and Quad. At the BRICS meeting, China also voiced its support for Russia, opposing unilateral sanctions imposed on Russia. At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised sanctions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the conference, but in his speech, he did not release a statement on the issues raised by China and Russia, but only spoke about global economic cooperation in the context of the epidemic.

2- An attack on NATO means that China, along with the United States, has attacked 30 member states of the West. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed in 1949 after World War II. Its creators are the United States, Canada and other Western countries. It was built for the defense of the former Soviet Union. Then the world was two poles. One superpower is the United States and the other is the Soviet Union. The BRICS are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS are a group of these five countries. It had its annual summit on Thursday, which went into a virtual state.

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Edited by: Ramesh Misra