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India plans to resist anti-US messaging at BRICS summit with Xi, Putin

India looks to ensure any joint statement out of the summit is neutral and prevent any attempts by China and Russia to use the summit to score a propaganda victory against the US and allies

Xiamen: Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session at 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Fujian province in China, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. AP/PTI
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India is expected to push back against an anticipated effort by Chinese President Xi Jinping to use this year’s BRICS summit as a platform to highlight his efforts to build an alternative to the US-led global order, Indian officials with knowledge of the matter said. 

The virtual event, which Beijing is hosting this week, is set to bring together Xi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro.

Indian negotiators will look to ensure any joint statement out of the summit is neutral and prevent any attempts by China and Russia to use

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First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 9:12 PM IST

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