BRICS is the association of five major countries. These major economies are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. South Africa joined the association in 2010. The BRICS nations hold annual summits. These summits are to encourage commercial, political and cultural cooperation. The first summit was hosted by Russia in 2009 and the latest 10th summit was hosted by South Africa in 2018.

26 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi-Xi BRICS meeting: Differing statements cast doubts over LAC de-escalation 

India and China issued conflicting statements about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping's meeting at the BRICS Summit, raising doubts about the progress made in de-escalating tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), The Indian Express reported.

25 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi, Jinping discuss India-China relations at BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping engaged in a "candid and in-depth exchange of views" on the current state of India-China relations and other shared interests during the recent BRICS Summit in South Africa, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

24 Aug 2023

Cyril Ramaphosa

BRICS to soon get 6 new members

Six countries will soon join the BRICS group, and their membership will take effect from January 1 next year, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

23 Aug 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping's mysterious absence at BRICS Business Forum raises questions

Chinese President Xi Jinping's "unexplained" absence from a scheduled key speech at the BRICS Business Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, has sparked rumors about his health and political standing.

22 Aug 2023


Why 40+ countries want to join BRICS

BRICS—a coalition of large emerging economies comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—reportedly aims to expand nearly 22 years after its inception.

22 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

BRICS Summit: No confirmation yet on PM Modi meeting Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the BRICS Summit, his first in-person appearance since the COVID-19 pandemic, in Johannesburg from August 22 to 24.

19 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

LAC standoff: Major generals of India, China discuss outstanding disputes

India and China held major general-level talks on Friday to discuss the outstanding border issues, Hindustan Times reported on Saturday.

16 Aug 2023

Line of Control (LoC)

India, China say military talks 'positive,' but no immediate breakthrough

The 19th round of military talks between the senior commanders of India and China to resolve the standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh failed to yield any immediate breakthrough, The Times of India reported.

08 Aug 2023


India announces BRICS Start-up Forum to foster collaboration

India is set to launch the BRICS Start-up Forum in 2023, aimed at fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among startups, investors, incubators, and entrepreneurs.

04 Aug 2023


India trashes reports about it opposing BRICS expansion

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday refuted reports that India is against the BRICS expansion, calling them "baseless speculation."

04 Jun 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar attacks Rahul Gandhi for his remarks in US

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar took a jibe at Congress leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi for his recent remarks in the United States (US), saying he will "vigorously" argue his points upon his return to India.

10 Sep 2021


India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the "fragility" of the Afghanistan situation is of great concern to India.

22 Feb 2021


China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

China on Monday expressed its support for India in hosting this year's BRICS summit and said it will work with New Delhi to strengthen the cooperation among the five-member grouping of emerging economies.

14 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

Brazilian President to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations next year, and the latter has graciously accepted the same.

16 Mar 2019


BRICS to focus on counter-terror cooperation as priority area

BRICS, a bloc of five leading nations including India and China, will discuss counter-terror cooperation as one of its priority areas during its annual summit later this year.

06 Sep 2018


Russia launches math contest to promote education initiatives: Envoy

In a bid to bring youngsters from India and Russia together, the Russian envoy to India said Thursday that a mathematics contest has been launched to promote Russian education initiatives.

01 Jul 2018

South Korea

#MoneyInSwissBanks: India witnesses 50% rise in funds; jumps to 73rd-place

India moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens/companies with Swiss banks in 2017, while the UK remains on the top.

14 Jan 2018

South Korea

India ranked 30th on WEF global manufacturing index; Japan tops

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked India 30th in its global manufacturing index, 25 places behind China, but ahead of BRICS nations Brazil, Russia, and South Africa.

23 Nov 2017


IIT-Bombay, IISc-Bangalore among the top-10 institutions in BRICS University Rankings

In a first, the prestigious IIT-Bombay has bagged the 9th position in the list of top 10 universities in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).

30 Oct 2017

Hizbul Mujahideen

China to shield JeM-chief Masood Azhar at UN again?

China often stands up for its all-weather friend, Pakistan at the UN and other multilateral forums.

01 Oct 2017


Chinese envoy: New Delhi, Beijing should build on BRICS consensus

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping charted a new course for peaceful bilateral relations while meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in China last month.

09 Sep 2017


Days after BRICS declaration, China does about-turn on Pak terror

It's barely been five days since China joined other BRICS countries to condemn Pakistan-based terror groups in a declaration.

07 Sep 2017


Pakistan finally admits LeT, JeM are based in its territory

After years of denial, Pakistan has for the first time admitted that anti-India terrorist outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) operate from its territory.

06 Sep 2017


BRICS declaration: Has China shifted its stance on Masood Azhar?

China endorsed a declaration which named Jaish-e-Mohammad along with other Pakistan-based terror groups at the recently concluded BRICS Summit.

05 Sep 2017


India claims crucial diplomatic wins during eventful BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has departed from China to Myanmar after an eventful BRICS summit.

05 Sep 2017


China dodges question on JeM chief Azhar despite BRICS declaration

On Monday, a BRICS joint declaration condemned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) among other Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

04 Sep 2017


BRICS leaders condemn Pak-based terror groups, pass declaration against terrorism

The leaders attending the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, have passed a joint declaration condemning "terrorism in all its forms."

03 Sep 2017


BRICS Summit 2017: What's on PM Modi's agenda?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving for Xiamen, China today to attend the 9th BRICS summit. He is expected to raise terrorism as a major issue.

01 Sep 2017


China tells India not to raise Pakistan terror at BRICS

China has indicated that it would object any discussion during the upcoming BRICS summit about the safe havens provided by Pakistan to terrorist groups.

28 Aug 2017


Sohail Mahmood's appointment as Pak high commissioner makes India positive

Sohail Mahmood is set to take over as Pakistan's new high commissioner to India, a reason for positivity for New Delhi.

15 Jul 2017


Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

08 Jul 2017

Narendra Modi

G20 summit: What did PM Modi say?

Addressing world leaders at the G20 summit, PM Modi indirectly referenced Pakistan, while speaking of countries using terror to further their political objectives and urged G20 leaders to take 'deterrent' action against such countries.

07 Jul 2017

Narendra Modi

G20 Summit: Modi, Xi praise each other amid Sikkim standoff

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised each other when they spoke at an informal BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the two-day G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

20 Jun 2017


There's no good or bad terrorist: India at BRICS meet

Clearly articulating India's stance towards terrorism at the BRICS foreign ministerial meet, Minister of state for external affairs, V K Singh noted that terrorists cannot be differentiated as good or bad, but as a menace threatening global peace and stability.

01 Jun 2017


PM Modi in Russia: Agreement on Kudankulam to be finalized

Completing fruitful visits to Germany and Spain, PM Modi is currently undertaking a visit to Russia, as a part of the third leg of his four-nation trip.

29 May 2017


Modi embarks upon Europe visit, makes first stop in Germany

Having completed three years in power at home, PM Modi has embarked upon a four-nation Euro-trip, making his first stop in Germany. He will also visit Russia, Spain and France.

26 Jan 2017


Upcoming budget could turn India's school education crisis into opportunity

Over 260 million children have enrolled in elementary and secondary schools in 2015-16.