Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – India and the World; International/Multi-lateral relations
- The special meeting of RIC on 23rd June 2020 was held to mark 75 years of the victory over the Axis powers in World War-II.
- Russia, India, and China to “increase interaction with ASEAN-based structures…” including on COVID-19 issues.
- India held that – Respecting international law, Recognising the legitimate interests of partners and Supporting multilateralism and promoting common good are the only way of building a durable world order.
- RIC is a strategic grouping that first took shape in the late 1990s under the leadership of Yevgeny Primakov, a Russian politician as “a counterbalance to the Western alliance.”
- This idea of a ‘strategic triangle’ took a tangible form when former Foreign Ministers of Russia, China, and India met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2002.
- The group was founded on the basis of ending Russia’s subservient foreign policy guided by the USA and renewing old ties with India and fostering the newly discovered friendship with China.
- The grouping was formed in an aim to ensure that it is not left to the America-led West alone to shape the rules of global governance