Expansion of BRICS and what it means
29 Jun 2022
The Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) grouping is a complex formation in geographical and ideological terms. It spans four continents – Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America – and spans democracy and communist polities. Formed in 2009, the group has managed to survive despite the tensions between China and India, and it is now poised to expand. Iran and Argentina want to join the group. Pakistan too is apparently keen to be part of it, though Islamabad has complained that India is posing an obstacle.