Beijing beefing up ‘strategic triangle’ with Russia and India to counter U.S. containment policy

A series of diplomatic moves among the three members of the BRICS group has thrown into relief Beijing’s latest strategy to counter what it perceives as an anti-China containment policy spearheaded by Washington.

Earlier this week, the Indian and Russian prime ministers, respectively Manmohan Singh and Dmitry Medvedev made separate trips to Beijing at the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang. Last week, the Indian leader was in Moscow where he concluded energy and arms-procurement deals in meetings with President Vladimir Putin and Medvedev. Continue reading