India re-defines its regional role

India re-defines its regional role

Article:

  1. According to Zorawara Dualat Singh, a fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, analyses change in approach of India’s foreign policy.

Important Analysis:

2. Author observe that in last few year India’s foreign policy is tilted towards US, but PM recent speech at Singapore and  SCO indicate reorientation of India’s Foreign policy.

3. Excerpts of PM speech at Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 1

India’s as an independent power:

  • Today the world is facing power shifts, uncertainty and competition over geopolitical ideas and political models. At this time India would adopt ‘strategic autonomy’ and not follow any camp.
  • Indian democracy believe in pluralism, dialogue and peaceful co-existence.
  •  India doesn’t believe in clash of civilisation (samuel p huntington) and any ideological war (communism vs capitalism)
  • His speech indicate that essence of India’s Foreign policy is still non-alignment.

4. India’s relation with Russia, USA and China.

  • On relation with Russia and USA, PM says India has overlapping interest in International and regional geopolitics
  • PM portrayed India-China relation as complex and having ‘many layers’.
  • PM futher add that stability in India-China relation is important for India and world.

5. On Indo-Pacific

  •  PM affirms that India’s engagement in Indo-Pacific is not to contain china.
  •  India will continue to emphasis on a “free, open, inclusive region’ and a “common rule based” Indo-pacific order.
  • For legitimacy, the common rule should be based on ‘consensus of all’ rather than on ‘power of few’.
  • PM also advice USA and china not to convert their normal competition into conflict.
  •  PM ask for ‘Asia of cooperation’ rather than ‘Asia of conflict’.

6. Reorientation of India’s Foreign policy is driven by

  • India’s unique geographical position at the rimland of Eurasia and at the mouth of the Indo-Pacific.
  • continental and maritime environment around the subcontinent.
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