MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAPPENED IN INDO-PACIFIC AND ASIA
Since the stand-off between India and China United States of America had deployed 3 aircraft carriers in the Pacific Ocean that slowly started moving towards the yellow sea while patrolling. India to Attend RIC Meeting with Russia and Chin
After the Galwan Valley (India) clashes S. Jaishankar told his Chinese counter part that this event will change the bilateral relations between both nations
Then there were a lot of media reports that India might not attend the RIC meeting (Russia, India and China)and Russia will have to postpone it.
UNDERSTANDING THE REASONS
The meeting will also assume significance since Russia — the current RIC Chair has shown a great deal of interest in ensuring the dialogue when two of the RIC members are at loggerheads over border issues.
It is a trilateral grouping of Russia, India and China that has met annually since 2002.
The discussions of meeting focus on regional security, issues affecting Asia-Pacific region, counter-terror efforts and coordination at regional and multilateral forums.
RIC MEETING 2020
Moscow has ruled out discussion on any bilateral matter at the Russia, India and China (RIC) foreign ministers’ meeting, notwithstanding the developments along LAC.
WHY RUSSIA WAS ADAMANT ON INDIAN PARTICIPATION?
It is quite evident that Russia, China and India are drifting apart as their interests do not align
But Russia still wants to hold on to the RIC forum for a few more years until it becomes obsolete
An immediate freezing for RIC would cast doubts over Russia’s influence in the region. India to Attend RIC Meeting with Russia and China