At RIC Meet, India Talks of Need to Respect Legitimate Interest of Partners

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News: Indian Foreign minister has attended the virtual foreign minister level meeting of the trilateral group of Russia-India-China(RIC).

Facts:

  • 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.