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Major General PK Chakravorty (Retd)

Winner of the Silver Gun in his Young Officers Course, he tenanted prestigious appointments in the India Army, serving also as the Defence Attaché to Vietnam where he developed his interests in the Asia- Pacific region.

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  1. Rabindra

    G 20 Meet at Osaka saw India participating in two important Meets namely RIC and BRICS, as mentioned by the Gen Chakraborty.
    In this, RIC trilateral was possibly the most important. It is a culmination of series of meetings between Russia – China – India . It is Russia and China Joint effort to woo India into the Eurasian power block as these two nations envisage. This Meet in Osaka was held in near secrecy and thger were no press briefs released on the RIC Meet.

    India stressed the multilateral effort to fight climate change. It stated that the global economy is being ruled by a “one-sided” dictate, emphasizing the necessity of a reform of the World Trade Organization.
    Russia in its opening remarks had stated that the Meet was to configure ” an Indivisible Security Architecture for Eurasia “.
    Russia further expressed RIC’s commitment to adhering to International Law, in preserving the system of International relations with UN at its core respecting sovereignty and non interference in domestic affairs.

    China denounced protectionism in Global trade and called for a stronger WTO.

    RIC called for called for bilateral trade in National currencies to bypass US dollar.

    Importance of Iran to Eurasia and specially to Russia , India and China is well known. The gathering clouds of War over Iran, likely closure of Straits of Hormuz and other effects of the impending war and the course of action for RIC too must have been discussed but no details emerged from this Meet.

    As RIC gets more integrated and the Eurasian bloc rises ,it will definitely create a new world order.
    The next meet of RIC is scheduled in September at Vladivostok during the Eastern Economic Forum meet .

    To conclude without a word on BRICS won’t be correct.. Brazil today has moved into the US camp under Bolsonaro, thereby the “B” of the BRICS is practically now a dummy member.

    Gen Chakraborty”s article is worth a read.

  2. P K Chakravorty

    Thanks Rabindra. Totally agree with you. Undoubtedly India is playing an important role in trade and climate change. Further all countries are trying to woo India in their fold. I do agree the current direction of Brazil but let us wait and watch. Brazil herself would still remain in BRICS for economic advantages. Once again grateful to you
    Prabir Chakravorty


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