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  • ‘Geriatric Powers’ maintain global status quo: Russia

    Dr. Victoria Panova of the BRICS Russia Organising Committee Expert Council told that the fundamental objective of BRICS was a multipolar, multi-civilisational world order revolving around the UN principles. But the western powers, or what she described ‘Geriatric Powers’, are trying to maintain status quo.

    PM Modi suggests 2020 as year of implementation of key decisions arrived with Russia in 2019

    This was decided when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Modi here on Wednesday. The Prime Minister noted that several important decisions and outcomes were reached between the two countries in 2019.

    Indo-Pacific concept initiated to disrupt existing structure, contain China: Russian FM

    The new Indo-Pacific concept being pushed by the US, Japan and others is an attempt to reconfigure the existing structure, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "Why do you need to call Asian Pacific as Indo-Pacific? The answer is evident -- to exclude China. Terminology should be unifying, not divisive. Neither SCO nor BRICS is exclusionary," Lavrov said.

    'Russia and India will further develop military dialogue and counter terror cooperation in 2020'

    Talking to reporters, Russian envoy Nikola Kudashev also said Russia hopes the Free Trade Agreement between Eurasian Economic Union and India comes to an early conclusion. He said constructive dialogue between India and Russia is the basis of commonly recognised principles of international behaviour, such as "non-interference in domestic affairs and mutual respect".

    Cabinet clears social security pact with Brazil

    The SSA with Brazil will help in avoiding making of double social security contributions by the workers (detachment); easy remittance of benefits (exportability); aggregating the contribution periods (in two countries) to prevent loss of benefits (totalisation).

    Modi's successful visits abroad, decision to keep out of RCEP highlighted at BJP meeting

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal briefed BJP MPs on the issues in the parliamentary party's first meeting in the Winter session. Modi did not attend the meeting. BJP sources said Jaishankar told MPs that Modi's foreign visits have boosted India's standing and furthered the country's interests.

    PM Modi makes unique announcements in BRICS

    During the plenary session of BRICS in Brasilia on Thursday, PM Modi also placed special emphasis on intra-BRICS trade and goods and services and welcomed the BRICS joint statements endorsement on reformed multilateralism. Terrorism has been an important focus in BRICS. Brazil has hosted the first BRICS seminar on strategies to counter-terrorism.

    Russia plans to deliver S-400 missile systems to India on schedule: Putin

    "When it comes to S-400 deliveries, everything goes according to plan," President Putin told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit. India announced its intention to acquire S-400 'Triumf' surface-to-air missile systems in 2015. The contract worth USD 5.43 billion was signed during the visit of President Putin to India last year.

    India to host BRICS Digital Health Summit to boost digital healthcare

    TS Tirumurti, Secretary, Economic Relations (Ministry of External Affairs), said that the Prime Minister announced that India will host a BRICS Digital Health Summit on innovative solutions to healthy lifestyle which will seek to integrate digital technology with healthcare informatics and diagnostics.

    BRICS urge concerted efforts to fight terror under International law

    We recognize progress made in BRICS cooperation in counter-terrorism and welcome the results of the Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group,including the establishment of thematic sub-working groups and the holding in Brasília of the Seminar "BRICS Strategies for Countering Terrorism".

    BRICS Summit: PM Modi calls for early opening of New Development Bank's regional office in India

    "I request that the work of establishing the regional office of the NDB in India should be completed soon. This will give a boost to projects in our priority areas," Modi said as he offered full backing to the multilateral finance institution in promoting global growth.

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