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India’s engagement with BRICS demonstrates that it retains strategic autonomy and engages with all major powers irrespective of incongruences. However, BRICS countries need greater connectivity and more inter-grouping trade to claim their rightful space global economic order urgently. Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

4. India’s engagement with BRICS demonstrates that it retains strategic autonomy and engages with all major powers irrespective of incongruences. However, BRICS countries need greater connectivity and more inter-grouping trade to claim their rightful space global economic order urgently. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the role of BRICS in current geopolitical scenario and the need to promote more connectivity among members despite global uncertainties.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving aims and objectives of BRICS.

Body:

In the first part, bring out the way in which India choses to engage with BRICS on its own terms despite the global uncertainties.

Next, mention the current limitations of the BRICS bloc and hindrances to achieve its potential. Mention the role of trade and connectivity that can lead to collective economic benefits to the BRICS countries especially in the face of global economic turmoil.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward and diplomatic steps needed to be taken in this regard.