PM Narendra Modi to attend Virtual BRICS summit; Focus on cooperation in counter terrorism & more

XII BRICS Summit today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend XII BRICS Summit via videoconferencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit will focus on cooperation in counter-terrorism, trade, health, energy, and ways to offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The theme of the meeting for this year is "BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth."

The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) summit is taking place at a time when two of the bloc's members, India and China, are locked in a military standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. PM Narendra Modi, China's Xi Jinping to face each other for first time since the border standoff.