Moscow may propose at the July summit of the BRICS emerging economies in Russia’s Ufa city creation of a joint manned orbital station with India and China, a document drafted by the expert council at Russia’s military and industrial commission said Tuesday.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have called on the global community to cooperate in efforts to address the threat posed by foreign terrorists, including by preventing their recruitment, movement across borders and cutting their financial support.
Accusing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of "dividing" China and India, a state-run Chinese daily on Sunday said Indo-Japan ties face "huge uncertainty" in view of rise of BRICS and emerging Sino-Indian cooperation.
Expressing concern over "grave instability that is fast seeping across borders" in West Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that remaining mute spectators to countries being torn up can have grave consequences, and called upon countries of BRICS to explore ways to help end the crisis in Iraq.
In a strong endorsement of India, the five-nation BRICS summit has come out with a strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there can be no justification for any acts of terror.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said the diversity of the five BRICS countries with their divergent views should be a motivating factor instead of impeding its growth, as he called for new dynamism and cooperation in the grouping.
Chairperson and Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Alka Acharya, said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping is a good sign for improving bilateral ties between the two countries.