The G20 summit has begun in New Delhi, with leaders hoping to address issues such as trade and climate change. However, the absence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised questions about the unity of the group. China has expressed a desire to replace traditionally US-led groupings like the G20 with something more aligned with Beijing’s interests. The summit has yet to finalize a joint communique, and there are concerns about a potential trade war between the US and China. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to position himself as a credible voice between the global north and south.