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
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
- 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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