South Asia and Beyond

BRICS Opens Doors To New Members, Modi Moots Space Initiative

NEW DELHI: The BRICS summit in Johannesburg has ended with the decision to expand the list of members with the admission of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Argentina.

This augurs well for the group, says Zorawar Daulet Singh, foreign policy analyst speaking on The Gist. He argues that while BRICS has not had much to show since it was set up in 2010, the current geopolitical situation has created a ground swell against the “weaponisation of public goods” by the West.

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BRICS will provide the new members leverage against the West, while also broadening their options for national development. Daulet Singh pointed to the space initiative Prime Minister Modi proposed which could see significant sharing of resources, technology, and expertise.

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