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BRICS faces challenges arising from bilateral differences and diverse political systems. Discuss as to how broad vision of global issues and ideas of shared prosperity can help them achieve collective goals.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4. BRICS faces challenges arising from bilateral differences and diverse political systems. Discuss as to how broad vision of global issues and ideas of shared prosperity can help them achieve collective goals. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a video address at the virtual meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers. The BRICS Foreign Ministers issued a joint statement. And the first dialogue of Foreign Ministers between BRICS and emerging markets and developing countries was held.

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.