BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Vladimir Putin

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President¬†Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West. He, however, emphasized that the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China¬†and South Africa, having “coinciding strategic interests”, wants to change the global monetary order which depends a lot on the US dollar. “I would like to stress that we do not have any

India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

\India along with BRICS countries today voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on “Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jersusalem”. In the 47-member council, 29 countries voted in support of the resolution while 17 nations abstained. The

Narendra Modi may watch World Cup final ahead of BRICS meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to witness the heart-thumping finale of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, along with Chinese President XI Jinping, a soccer lover, on July 13. Modi along with President Xi, South African President Jacob Zuma, and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be attending the 2014 BRICS summit to be held July 15-17 in the city of Fortaleza, in Brazil. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has reportedly