The Observer Research Foundation – the official Indian Track II coordinator at the BRICS Academics and Experts Grouping from the five BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) – hosted the 4th BRICS Academic Forum in New Delhi between March 4-6, 2012. Delegates at the forum presented papers, debated and discussed key areas of cooperation and coordination among the BRICS countries. The recommendations that emerged from the deliberations were submitted to the Heads of States of BRICS nations who met later that month in New Delhi.
Following up from the Delhi Declaration and the Delhi Action Plan articulated by the Heads of States at the March 2012 summit, this document aims to formulate a long-term vision for BRICS. It was submitted to the BRICS Think Tanks Council in March 2013 in Durban for consideration of other BRICS academic and research institutions in the respective countries. A “Long Term Vision for BRICS” is currently being finalised by the concerned South African institutions, based on the initial submissions of this document.