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Print edition : November 11, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posing with BRICS and BIMSTEC leaders at the BRICS and BIMSTEC Summits in Mobor, Goa, on October 16. Back row from left: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Nepal, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Virasakdi Futrakul of Thailand. Front row from left: President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Vladimir Putin of Russian, Prime Minister Modi, President Xi Jinping of China and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Photo: Shahbaz Khan/PTI

A handout picture of Russia's S-400 air defence missile system. India will be buying five such systems and four stealth frigates from Russia as part of defence deals worth $10 billion. Photo: RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY/AFP

Despite the differences among BRICS nations on the approach to be taken on dealing with terrorism, the grouping has remained united on major economic issues and has, over the years, come to have a bigger say in international affairs and in addressing global challenges.
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