The World must unite as one to decisively confront global challenges. Corrective action must begin with the reform of institutions of global governance. This has been on the BRICS agenda since its inception.

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

Area: 3.287 million square kilometres

Population: 1.252 billion

Capital: New Delhi

Head of state: President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee

State system: A parliamentary republic

Interesting facts:

  • India has over 150.000 post offices, which makes its postal system the largest in the world.
  • India is the birthplace of yoga, chess, and Ayurveda, the oldest medical school in the world.
  • With its million-strong workforce, Indian Railways is the biggest employer in the country.

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