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Indian Foreign Policy | A Personalised approach of PM Modi
In the Last part of the Indian Foreign Policy – Mid Term Review we talked about the personalised approach of PM Modi. Continuing from there : PM Modi understood this fact and penetrated his prudence from all the constraints of a fluid international environment by bringing Decisiveness, Acceptance of India as a major power and Greater emphasis on cultural footprints.
- Firstly, he has shown strong political for the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh despite opposition from own party members in West Bengal.
- Secondly, he has successfully completed the Indo-US Nuclear deal which was languishing over a range of ‘liability’ issues under his personal capacity.
- The same can be applied for Chabahar Port in Iran and India-Japan Nuclear Deal.
- Hence, he deserves good marks for completion of long-pending projects which lacked political decisiveness earlier.
2. Acceptance of India as a major power
- Previous Government showed reluctance to accept India as a major power, but PM Modi has shed away this reluctance and comprehensively accepted India as a major power not just regionally but in global terms too. This has changed the entire global narrative concerning Indian interests internationally.
3. Greater emphasis on cultural footprints
- He has paid effective attention to spreading the cultural footprints of India across the world. This has created a new impetus for strengthening India’s soft power.
In the Next part we will discuss the specifics of how PM Modi has flared and what has been his approach towards various countries with regards to his Foreign Policy. Special emphasis will be given on India’s relations with US, China, Russia, Pakistan and Japan.
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