Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicIndia's foreign policy

Topic: India's foreign policy

Pakistan PM Imran Khan praising India’s foreign policy is cause for anxiety, not satisfaction

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

From 1962 to Ukraine—three lessons for India’s non-alignment policy

Like so often in the past, what New Delhi calls strategic autonomy might just be prettified language for ducking hard choices.

In Naya MEA, why Jaishankar’s cool quotient and India’s muscular foreign policy are similar

Modi’s ambitious identification of national interest with himself is so complete, it would be silly to be surprised over the politicisation of India’s foreign policy.

Greater economic cooperation should drive India-Mexico partnership, Jaishankar says

Mexico is currently India's second-largest trade partner in Latin America, and Jaishankar made a case for attracting Mexican businesses to invest in the country.

Modi govt, Twitter and the ‘unverified’ strategy of chasing that blue tick

Why is a country with over 1.3 billion people going after the tiny blue bird and its blue tick?

Foreign policy cost of India’s domestic weakness less serious than imagined

India may be a clumsy and incompetent giant, but it is a giant nevertheless. Its size, power and potential are all real even if it is often exaggerated in Indian nationalist discourse.

India’s diplomatic corps is understaffed, busy with bureaucratic work. That’s a problem

In ‘Flying Blind’, Mohamed Zeeshan writes on how foreign policy is considered a 'luxury' & why India needs a coherent strategy for its relations with the world.

Why has India’s China policy been such a failure? Question New Delhi’s assumptions first

Given the enormous power differential, China is expanding its influence. But India’s behaviour is difficult to explain.

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.

India’s Socialist leaders warned China was bigger enemy, but both BJP and Congress ignored

Ram Manohar Lohia, George Fernandes and Mulayam Singh Yadav always saw China as a bigger threat than Pakistan, and wanted India to recalibrate its foreign policy accordingly.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.