News: Indian Foreign minister has attended the virtual foreign minister level meeting of the trilateral group of Russia-India-China(RIC).
- Russia-India-China(RIC): It is a strategic grouping that was founded in the late 1990s under the leadership of Yevgeny Primakov, a Russian politician as a counterbalance to the Western alliance.
- Aim: To end its subservient foreign policy guided by the USA and renew old ties with India and foster the newly discovered friendship with China.
- Significance: Together, the RIC countries occupy over 19% of the global landmass and contribute to over 33% of global GDP.
- All the three countries are nuclear powers and the two countries namely Russia and China are permanent members of the UN Security Council, while India aspires to be one.